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CRIME 

IN MARYLAND 




1975 

UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS 



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STATE OF MARYLAND 



UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS 




MARVIN HANDEL 



GOVERNOR 



ROBERT J. LALLY 



SECRETARY. DEPARTMENT 
OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND 
CORRECTIONAL SERVICES 



THOMAS S. SMITH 



SUPERINTENDENT. MARYLAND 
STATE POLICE 



CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION 

SYSTEM CENTRAL REPOSITORY 

CAPTAIN H. W. DASH I ELLS DIRECTOR 

LAMONT EDWARDS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 

VICTOR J. KONSAVAGE FIELD REPRESENTATIVE 

EDGAR H. WHITEMAN FIELD REPRESENTATIVE 



UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING SECTION 



ROSE t4ARIE DECARLO 

STAFF 

DORIS A. CRAIG 
M. ANTOINETTE COMFORT 
BEATRICE SHAPIRO 
ELEANOR E. MERCER 
DENISE E. SMITH 
ANN LEVIN 



RESEARCH ANALYST 



MARYLAND STATE POLICE 

August 23, 1976 



Honorable Marvin Mandel 
Governor of Maryland 
State House 

Annapolis, Maryland 21404 
Dear Governor Mandel : 



In accordance with Article 88B, Sections 9 and 10, of the 
Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland State Police respectfully 
submits the 1975 Uniform Crime Report for your information and review. 

The information presented in this report represents the 
results of Maryland's Uniform Crime Reporting Program after the first 
year of operation. The statistics presented were compiled from 
monthly reports submitted to the State Central Crime Records Bureau 
by Law Enforcement agencies throughout Maryland. E.'ery effort has 
been made to verify the accuracy and completeness of the published 
information. 



This publication represents the first annual report pro- 
duced by the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program. As such, 
the purpose is to record a detailed assessment of the statewide 
crime problem and also to use this information as base data for 
future comparisons of crime trends in Maryland. 

This report is dedicated to the public officials and Law 
Enforcement officers who have cooperated in the establishment and 
operation of the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Their 
diligence and interest have made this report possible. 



Sincerely, _ 
Superintendent 



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H ttltll Leep m^ private tife unSuiiied as an example to aii^ maintain coura- 
geous caim in tlie face of danger, scorn, or ridicuie; develop Self -restraint^ and 
Ire constantly mindful of tlie welfare of otlierS. ^Jdonest in tliouylit and deed 
in Lotli my personal OJid of ficial life, ^ will Le exemplary in oLeyiny tlie laws 
of tfte land and tlie regulations of my department. Whatever J see or near of 
a confidential nature or tliat is confide dto me in my off icial capacity will Le 
Izept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in tke performance of my duty. 

I mill never act officiously or permit personal feelinys, prejudices, animos- 
ities or friendsltipS to influence my decisions, no compromise for crime 
and witli relentless prosecution of criminals, ^ will enforce tke law courteously 
and appropriately witkout fear or favor, mali..e or i never employiny 
unnecessary force or violence and never tMxceptiny yratuitieS. 

H rrrngntzF tke Ladye of my office as a symkol of puklic failk, and 

^accept it as a puklic trust to ke keld so lony as J am true to tke etkics 
tke police service. will constantly strive to ackieve tkeSe okjectives and ideals, 
dedicating myself kefore ^od to my ckosen profession . . . law enforcement. 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 



The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services 
acknowledges the support made available from the Law Enforcement 
Assistance Administration, obtained through the Governor's Commission 
on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice which made this 
report possible. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Letter of Transmittal iii 

Law Enforcement Code of. Ethics iv 

Acknowledgement v 

Introduction 1 

Classification of Offenses 7 

Profile of Maryland 15 

Crime Factors 17 

Crime Index 19 

Maryland Offense Data 21 

Crime Index Offenses 23 

Murder 31 

Rape 41 

Robbery 47 

Aggravated Assault 53 

Breaking or Entering 59 

Larceny 67 

Motor Vehicle Theft 73 

Index Offense Data 79 

Maryland Arrest Data 87 

Violent Crime 88 

Property Crime 89 

Drug Abuse Violation Arrests 89 

Gambling Arrests 89 

Law Enforcement Employee Data 103 

In Memoriam 104 

Law Enforcement Officers Killed 105 

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted 107 

Law Enforcement Employee Data 115 



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LIST OF TABLES AND CHARTS 



Crime Index - Volume by Month 26 

Violent Crime - Volume by Month 27 

Property Crime - Volume by Month 28 

Stolen Property - Analysis of Value 

Stolen and Recovered 29 

Value of Property Stolen - Percent of 

Value Recovered 30 

Murder - Volume by Month 34 

Murder Victims - Analysis by 

Age, Sex and Race 35 

Murder - Percent Distribution by 

Type of Weapon 36 

Murder - Percent Distribution by 

Day of Week 37 

Murder Victims - Percent Distribution by Relation- 
ship of Perpetrator to Victim 38 

Murder - Percent Distribution by Circumstance 39 

Rape - Volume by Month 43 

Rape 44 

Rape Arrests 45 

Robbery - Volume by Month 50 

Robbery - Value of Property Stolen 51 

Robbery - Percent Distribution by Type of Weapon 52 

Aggravated Assaults - Volume by Month 56 

Aggravated Assaults - Percent Distribution by 

Type of Weapon 57 

Breaking or Entering - Volume by Month 62 

Breaking or Entering - Value of Property Stolen 63 

Breaking or Entering - Percent Distribution 

by Nature 64 

Breaking or Entering - Percent Distribution 

by Type 65 

Larceny - Volume by Month 70 

Larceny - Analysis by Type and Percent Distribution 71 

Larceny 72 

Motor Vehicle Theft - Volume by Month 76 

Motor Vehicle Theft - Percent Distribution by 

Type of Vehicle 77 

Motor Vehicle Theft - Percent of Value Recovered 78 

Maryland UCR Crime Index Report by Region, 

County and Agency 82 

Arrests - Juvenile and Adults by Month 90 

Analysis - Drug Abuse Violation Arrests 91 

Analysis - Gambling Arrests 92 

Maryland Arrest Report by Region, County 

and Agency 94 



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LIST OF TABLES AND CHARTS 



Police Assaulted - Percent Distribution by 

Type of Weapon 108 

Police Assaulted - Percent Distribution by 

Type of Activity 109 

Police Assaulted 110 

Police Assaulted - Percent Distribution by 

Time of Day Ill 

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted by Region, 

County and Agency 112 

Law Enforcement Employee Rates by Region and 

County 117 

Law Enforcement Employee Data by Region, 

County and Agency 119 



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INTRODUCTION 



The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program is one of the 
steps that have been taken in the establishment of an effective State- 
wide Criminal Justice Information System. This particular phase of 
the CJIS is oriented toward law enforcement and has brought about a 
statewide uniform method of collecting crime statistical data, pro- 
ducing a consolidated annual report concerning crime in Maryland, and 
reporting statewide crime statistics from a single agency to the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

NATIONAL UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM 

The counterpart of the statewide UCR Program is the National 
UCR Program which is under the direction of the Federal Bureau of In- 
vestigation. This national program is the result of a need for nation- 
wide and uniform compilation of law enforcement statistics. Uniform 
Crime Reports were first collected in 1930 after being developed by a 
committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Today the lACP continues to serve in an advisory capacity 
to the FBI in its operation of the program. 

Crime statistics voluntarily submitted by individual law 
enforcement agencies from all fifty states are presented annually in 
the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports Publication entitled "Crime in the 
United States". 

In the last several years the FBI has been actively assist- 
ing individual states in the development of statewide programs of law 
enforcement statistics compatible with the National UCR Program. In 
taking advantage of the invaluable assistance provided, Maryland has 
developed its own statewide program for collection of law enforcement 
statistics. 



MARYLAND UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM 

The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program involves the 
uniform compilation, classification, and analysis of crime statitics 
reported by all law enforcement agencies of the state pursuant to 
guides and regulations prescribed by law. 

The responsibility and authority for collection and dissemi- 
nation of UCR data was given to the Maryland Department of Public 
Safety and Correctional Services (State Police) under Article 88B, 
Sections 9 and 10, of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The UCR Program 
became operational January 1, 1975. 



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PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES 



In keeping with the recommendation of the President's 
Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, 
the Maryland UCR Program was planned for eventual growth into a 
complete and integrated offender based Criminal Justice Informa- 
tion System. Under this program, each offender arrested in Mary- 
land will be tracked through the entire criminal justice system 
from time of arrest through the courts to the correctional system 
where his exit (parole, expiration of sentence, etc.) will be re- 
corded. In this manner, a complete "criminal history" on indivi- 
dual offenders will be available for use by the police, courts, 
and correctional agencies in Maryland. In addition, statistical 
data derived from the CJIS Program will provide assistance in 
determining the overall efficiency of the criminal justice system 
in Maryland and will make effective management studies possible. 

The fundamental objectives of the Maryland UCR Program 

are: 

1. Inform the governor, legislature, other governmental 
officials, and the public as to the nature of the 
crime problem in Maryland - its magnitude and its 
trends . 

2. Provide law enforcement administrators with criminal 
statistics for administrative and operational use. 

3. Determine who commits crimes by age, sex, race and 
other attributes in order to find the proper focus 
for crime prevention and enforcement. 

4. Provide base data and statistics to measure the 
workload and effectiveness of Maryland's Criminal 
Justice System. 

5. Provide base data and statistics to measure the 
effects of prevention and deterrence programs. 

6. Provide base data and statistics for research to 
improve the efficiency, effectiveness and perfor- 
mance of criminal justice agencies. 

7. Provide base data to assist in the assessment of 
social and other causes of crime for the develop- 
ment of theories of criminal behavior. 

8. Provide the FBI with complete UCR data to be in- 
cluded in the national crime reports. 



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DEVELOPMENT 



Effective September, 1972, the first federal grant was 
awarded to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services 
(State Police) by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration to 
provide money to initiate a Statewide Uniform Crime Reporting Program 
in Maryland. A committee for the implementation of this Program was 
then established by State Police. 

The committee made studies of the federal program, as well 
as several state UCR Programs, which were operational at that time. 
Forms, tally books, and the Maryland UCR Manual were developed, 
printed, and distributed to all contributing agencies. Questionnaires 
concerning each law enforcement agency's record keeping systems were 
distributed to determine their capability to fully participate in the 
State Program. 

In September, 1974, an additional grant was awarded to the 
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (State Police) 
by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration for the purpose of 
hiring Field Records Representatives to serve as liaison officers 
between the State Program and the contributing law enforcement 
agencies. Also, additional clerical support for the State Program 
was provided in the grant. 

During the developmental phase, several workshops were 
held in various parts of the state to present the UCR Program in 
detail to participating agencies. Since that time, supplemental 
workshops have been held as needed. 



REPORTING PROCEDURES 

Under the Maryland UCR Program, law enforcement agencies 
are required to submit specified Uniform Crime Reports. The necessary 
information for each of the required reports is gathered from each 
agency's record of complaints, investigations and arrests. For those 
agencies desiring assistance in developing sound record systems, or 
improving their present system, a copy of the FBI's Manual of Pol ice 
Records has been provided, along with training of records personnel 
by UCR Field Representatives. 

Crime data and information is submitted by state, coun'y, 
and municipal law enforcement agencies on a daily, monthly, and 
annual basis. The daily report consists of the fingerprints of all 
persons arrested, detained, or charged with any crime or offense in 
Maryland. 

On a monthly basis, organized state, municipal, and county 
law enforcement agencies report the number of offenses known to them 
in the following crime categories: 



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REPORTING PROCEDURES (Cont'd) 



(1 ) Criminal Homicide 

(2) Forcible Rape 

(3) Robbery 

(4) Assault 

(5) Breaking or Entering 

(6) Larceny 

(7) Motor Vehicle Theft 

The count of offenses is taken from the record of com- 
plaints received by law enforcement agencies from victims, witnesses, 
other sources, or discovered by them during their own operation. 
Complaints determined by subsequent investigation to be unfounded 
are eliminated from the count. The resulting number of "actual 
offenses known to law enforcement agencies" in these crime categories 
is reported without regard to whether anyone is arrested, stolen pro- 
perty is recovered, local prosecutive police, or any other considera- 
tion. Reported offenses are recorded by the municipality and county 
in which they occur. Municipal law enforcement agencies report those 
crimes which are committed within the cities; county law enforcement 
agencies and state police report those crimes which occur in the 
counties outside the city. Law enforcement agencies also report on 
a monthly basis, supplemental offense information such as the value 
of property stolen and recovered as well as circumstances surrounding 
homicides and other pertinent data. Additional monthly reports of 
persons arrested are submitted. These reports provide information 
concerning the age, sex and race of persons arrested by each indivi- 
dual law enforcement agency. Also, a police disposition of all juve- 
niles arrested is collected. 

Annual report forms contain data such as the number of per- 
sons formally charged and dispositions. Police employee data is also 
collected annually. 

VERIFICATIOrS PROCESS 

An obvious concern in the collection of crime statistics 
for law enforcement agencies throughout the state is the uniformity 
and accuracy of data received. Program aides such as guides and 
instructions do not necessarily guarantee the accuracy and correct- 
ness of the reports submitted by the contributors. Additional con- 
trols therefore are necessary. 

Each report received by the UCR Section is recorded, 
examined and verified for mathematical accuracy, and possibly more 
important, for reasonableness. The verification process includes 
numerous checks to ensure the validity of information. The elimina- 
tion of duplication of reporting by individual contributors receives 
particular attention. Minor errors are corrected by telephone con- 
tact with the contributors. Substantial variations and errors are 
adjusted through personal contacts with individual contributing 



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VERIFICATION PROCESS (Cont'd) 



agencies. The personal contacts are invaluable to the accuracy and 
quality of reporting. Field Representatives are engaged in a con- 
stant educational effort, and as such, provide a vital link between 
the UCR Program and the contributor. 



POPULATION DATA 

The computation of crime rates as they appear in this re- 
port by municipality, county, and state are based on 1975 population 
estimates provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation through 
the cooperation and assistance of the United States Bureau of Census. 

Monthly and annual Uniform Crime Reports are received from 
102 municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies in Maryland. 



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CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES 



Uniformity in reporting under the Maryland System is based 
upon the proper classification of offenses by police. 

The adoption of the Federal System of Uniform Crime Report- 
ing included the utilization of the offense classifications of that 
system. Law enforcement in this state has made accurate application 
of those classifications in the reports submitted to the Maryland 
Uniform Crime Reporting System. 



OFFENSES IN UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING 

Offenses in Uniform Crime Reporting are divided into two 
groupings designated as Part I and Part II offenses. Crime Index 
offenses are included among the Part I offenses. Offense and arrest 
information is reported for the Part I offenses on a monthly basis, 
whereas only arrest information is reported for Part II offenses. 

The Part I offenses are as follows: 

1. CRIMINAL HOMICIDE -- (a) Murder and non-negligent man- 
slaughter: All willful felonious homicides as dis- 
tinguished from deaths caused by negligence. Excludes 
attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides, acciden- 
tal deaths, or justifiable homicides. Justifiable 
homicides are limited to: (1) The killing of a person 

^ by a law enforcement officer in line of duty; and 

(2) The killing of a person in the act of committing 
a felony by a private citizen, (b) Manslaughter by 
negligence: Any death which the police investigation 
established was primarily attributable to gross negli- 
gence of some individual other than the victim. ^ 

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2. FORCIBLE RAPE -- The carnal knowledge of a female, 
forcibly and against her will in the categories of 
rape by force, assault to rape, and attempted rape. 
Excludes statutory offenses (no force used - victim 
under age of consent). 

3. ROBBERY -- Stealing or taking anything of value from 
the care, custody, or control of a person by force or 
by violence or by putting in fear, such as strong-arm 
robbery, stickups, armed robbery, assaults to rob, and 
attempts to rob. 

4. AGfiRAVATLIJ ASSAULT Ass.iult, with intent, to kill of 
ior the purpose of inflicting severe [)odily injury by 
shooting, cutting, stabbing, maiming, poisoning, scald- 
ing, or by the use of acids^, explosives, or other means. 
Excludes simple assaults. 



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5. BURGLARY - BREAKING OR ENTERING -- Burglary, house- 
breaking, safecracking, or any breaking or unlawful 
entry of a structure with the intent to commit a 
felony or a theft. Includes attempted forcible entry. 

6. LARCENY-THEFT (except motor vehicle theft) -- The un- 
lawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of 
property from the possession or constructive possess- 
ion of another. Thefts of bicycles, automobile accesso- 
ries, shoplifting, pocket-picking, or any stealing of 
property or article which is not taken by force and 
violence or by fraud. Excludes embezzlement, "con" 
games, forgery, worthless checks, etc. 

7. MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT -- Unlawful taking or stealing or 
attempted theft of a motor vehicle. A motor vehicle 

is a self-propelled vehicle that travels on the surface 
but not on rails. Specifically excluded from this cate- 
gory are motor boats, construction equipment, airplanes, 
and farming equipment. 



The Part II Offenses are as follows: 

8. OTHER ASSAULTS -- Assaults and attempted assaults which 
do not result in serious or aggravated injury to the 
victim are included as other assaults. Examples of 
local jurisdiction offense titles which would be in- 
cluded in "other assaults" are: Simple assault, minor 
assault, assault and battery, injury by culpable negli- 
gence, resisting or obstructing an officer, intimidation, 
coercion, hazing, attempts to commit above. 

9. ARSON -- Include all arrests for violations of state 
laws and municipal ordinances relating to arson and 
attempted arson. Include: any willful or malicious 
burning or attempts to burn, with or without intent 
to defraud, a dwelling house, church, college, jail, 
meeting house, public building or any building, ship 
or other vessel, motor vehicle or aircraft; contents 
of buildings, personal property of another, goods or 
chattels, crops, trees, fences, gates, grain, vege- 
table products, lumber, woods, cranberry bogs, marshes, 
meadows, etc. 

If personal injury results from the arson, the situation 
would be classified as aggravated assault. In the event 
a death results from arson, the incident would be classi- 
fied as murder. 



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10. FORGERY AND COUNTERFEITING -- In this class are placed 
all offenses dealing with the making, altering, utter- 
ing, or possessing, with intent to defraud, anything 
false in the semblance of that which is true. 

Include: Altering or forging public and other records. 
Making, altering, forging, or counterfeiting bills, notes, 
drafts, tickets, checks, credit cards, etc. Forging 
wills, deeds, notes, bonds, seals, trade-marks, etc. 

Counterfeiting coins, plates, bank notes, checks, etc. 

Possessing or uttering forged or counterfeited instru- 
ments. 

Erasures. 

Signing the name of another or fictitious person with 
intent to defraud. 

Using forged labels. 

Possession, manufacture, etc., of counterfeiting appara- 
tus. 

Selling goods with altered, forged, or counterfeited 
trade-marks. 

All attempts to commit the above. 

11. FRAUD -- Fraudulent conversion and obtaining money or 
property by false pretenses. Includes bad checks, con- 
fidence games, etc., except forgeries and counterfeit- 
ing. 

12. EMBEZZLEMENT -- Misappropriation or misapplication of 
money or property entrusted to one's care, custody, or 
control . 

13. STOLEN PROPERTY; BUYING, RECEIVING, POSSESSING -- In- 
clude in this class all offenses of buying, receiving, 
and possessing stolen property, as well as all attempts 
to commit any of these offenses. 

14. VANDALISM -- Vandalism consists of the willful or ma- 
licious destruction, injury, disfigurement, or deface- 
ment of any public or private property, real or personal, 
without consent of the owner or person having custody 

or control, by cutting, tearing, breaking, marking, 
painting, drawing, covering with filth, or any other 
such means as may be specified by local law. This 
offense covers a wide range of malicious behavior di- 
rected at property, such as: cutting auto tires. 



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drawing obscene pictures on public restroom walls, 
smashing windows, destroying school records, tipp- 
ing over gravestones, defacing library books, etc. 
Count all arrests for the above, including attempts. 

15. WEAPONS; CARRYING, POSSESSING, ETC. -- This class 
deals with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, 
such as: 

Manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons. 

Carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly. 

Using, manufacturing, etc., silencers. 

Furnishing deadly weapons to minors. 

Aliens possessing deadly weapons. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

16. PROSTITUTION AND COMMERCIALIZED VICE — Include in 
this class the sex offenses of a commercialized 
nature, such as: 

Prostitution. 

Keeping bawdy house, disorderly house, or house of ill 
fame. 

Pandering, procuring, transporting, or detaining women 
for immoral purposes, etc. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

17. SEX OFFENSES -- (Except forcible rape and prostitution 
and commercialized vice.) Include offenses against 
chastity, common decency, morals, and the like, such as 

Adultery and fornication. 

Buggery 

Incest 

Indecent exposure 
Indecent liberties 

Intercourse with an insane, epileptic, or venereal ly 
diseased person. 



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Seduction 



Sodomy or crime against nature. 

Statutory rape (no force). 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

18. DRUG ABUSE LAWS -- Drug abuse law arrests are reques- 
ted on the basis of the narcotics used. Make the 
following subdivisions of drug abuse law arrests: 

Include all arrests for violations of state and local 
laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful 
possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and 
making of narcotic drugs. 

a. Opium or cocaine and their derivatives, (mor- 
phine, heroin, codeine) 

b. Marijuana 

c. Synthetic narcotics--manufactured narcotics which 
can cause true drug addiction, (demerol , metha- 
dones) 

d. Dangerous nonnarcotic drugs, (barbiturates, ben- 
zedrine) 

19. GAMBLING -- All charges which relate to promoting, per- 
mitting, or engaging in gambling are included in this 

,! category. To provide a more refined collection of 
gambling arrests, the following breakdown of gambling 
arrests should be furnished. 

a. Bookmaking (horse and sport book) 

b. Numbers and lottery. 

c. All other. 

20. OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY AND CHILDREN -- Include 
here all charges of nonsupport and neglect or abuse 
of family and children, such as: 

Desertion, abandonment, or nonsupport of wife or child. 

Neglect or abuse of child. (If injury is serious, score 
as aggravated assault) 

Nonpayment of alimony. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 



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21. DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE — This class is limited 
to the driving or operating of any vehicle or common 
carrier while drunk or under the influence of liquor 
or narcotics. Include: 

Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. 

Operating an engine, train, street car, boat, etc., 
while intoxicated. 

22. LIQUOR LAWS -- With the exception of "drunkenness" 
(offense #23), and "driving under the influence" 
(offense #21), liquor law violations, state or local, 
are placed in this class. Include: 

Manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possess- 
ing, etc., intoxicating liquor. 

Maintaining unlawful drinking places. 

Advertising and soliciting orders for intoxicating 
1 iquor. 

Bootlegging. 

Operating still . 

Furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person. 
Using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor. 
Drinking on train or public conveyance. 
All attempts to commit any of the above. 

23. DRUNKENNESS -- Not reported in Maryland. 

24. DISORDERLY CONDUCT — In this class are placed all 
charges of committing a breach of the peace. Include: 

Affray 

Unlawful assembly. 
Disturbing the peace. 
Disturbing meetings. 

Disorderly conduct in state institutions, at court, at 
fairs, on trains, or public conveyances, etc. 

Disguised and masked persons; night riders. 



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Blasphemy, profanity, and obscene language. 

Desecrating flag. 

Refusing to assist an officer. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

25. VAGRANCY -- Include: 
Vagrancy 

Begging 

Loitering (persons 18 and over) 

26. ALL OTHER OFFENSES -- Include in this class every other 
state or local offense not included in offenses 1 to 25, 
such as: 

Admitting minors to improper places. 
Abduction and compelling to marry. 

Abortion (death resulting from abortion is a homicide, 
offense class la) 

Bigamy and polygamy. 

Blackmail and extortion. 

Bribery 

Combination in restraint of trade; trusts, monopolies. 

Contempt of court. 

Criminal anarchism. 

Criminal snydicalism 

Discrimination; unfair competition. 

Kidnapping 

Marriage within prohibited degrees. 

Offenses contributing to juvenile delinquency (except 
as provided for in offenses 1 to 28 inclusive), such 
as employment of children in immoral vocations or 
practices, admitting minors to improper places, etc. 



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Perjury and subornation of perjury. 

Possession, repair, manufacture, etc., of burglar's 
tool s. 

Possession or sale of obscene literature, pictures, etc. 
Public nuisances. 
Riot and rout. 
Trespass 

Unlawfully bringing weapons into prisons or hospitals. 

Unlawfully bringing drugs or liquor into state prisons, 
hospitals, etc.; furnishing to convicts. 

Unlawful disinterment of the dead and violation of 
sepulture. 

Unlawful use, possession, etc., of explosives. 

Violation of state regulatory laws and municipal ordi- 
nances (this does not include those offenses or regu- 
lations which belong in the above classes). 

Violation of quarantine 

All offenses not otherwise classified. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

27. SUSPICION 

28. CURFEW AND LOITERING LAWS — (JUVENILES) — Count all 
arrests made by your department for violation of local 
curfew or loitering ordinances where such laws exist. 

29. RUN-AWAY (JUVENILES) -- For the purpose of Uniform Crime 
Reporting Program, report in this category apprehensions 
for protective custody as defined by your local statute. 
Count arrests made by other jurisdictions of run-aways 
from your jurisdiction. Do not include protective cus- 
tody actions with respect to run-aways you take for 
other jurisdictions. 



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PROFILE OF MARYLAND 



Maryland is one of the thirteen original states of the 
Union as well as being one of the oldest. It was founded on March 
25, 1634, just 25 years after the first English colony, Jamestown. 
Maryland is rich in historical points of interest. Our National 
Anthem was written at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. One of the bloodi- 
est battles of the Civil War took place at Antietam near Sharpsburg, 
and the first monument to George Washington was built near Boonsboro. 

Maryland is situated on the Atlantic coast extending west- 
ward into the Allegheny Plateau. It is bordered on the north by 
Pennsylvania and Delaware, to the west by West Virginia, to the 
south by Virginia and Washington, D.C., and the Atlantic Ocean to 
the east. 

The state is comprised of 23 counties and Baltimore City. 
Nationally, Maryland, although 42nd in size, ranks 17th in popula- 
tion with a density of 411 persons per square mile. The most 
densely populated area is Baltimore City with 10,541 persons per 
square mile, and the least is Garrett County in Western Maryland 
with 34 persons per square mile. Even though Maryland has a high 
population density it still has many miles of rural area or spar- 
sely settled communities. The areas of density show a heavy con- 
centration in the metropolitan regions, with 84 per-^ent of Mary- 
landers residing in the Baltimore and Washington areas. 

As might be expected in an area as diverse as Maryland, 
there is considerable variance of growth among the political sub- 
divisions of the state. Howard County was the fastest growing 
subdivision with a 55.4 percent increase in population over the 
period from April 1, 1970 to July 1, 1975. At the opposite ex- 
treme was Baltimore City showing the largest decrease in popula- 
tion, with a drop of 8.1 percent indicated. Consistent with 
national growth patterns, the population shifts have been urban 
in nature. The greatest increases are to be found in the metro- 
politan Baltimore area with the exception of Baltimore City and 
the Washington metropolitan area. The political subdivisions 
with below average growth are predominately rural in their charac- 
teristics. 

Baltimore City contains by far the greatest concentration 
of non-white citizens in the state. Of the 796,300 non-white Mary- 
landers, 436,120 or 54.8 percent reside in that jurisdiction. The 
overall percentage of non-white persons in the state is 19.7, while 
in Baltimore City 49.5 percent of the population is non-white, nnd 
in Garrett County .03 percent of that popiilatiori is non-white. 



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Maryland industries include mineral, timber, and seafood 
production. The port of Baltimore ranks as the 4th largest foreign 
trade port in the United States. 

Forest land represents nearly 47 percent of the total land 
area of the state. Seventeen of the twenty-three counties and Balti- 
more City border on tidal water. 

The climate of Maryland ranges from an average annual 
temperature of 48° Fahrenheit in the Western Maryland area to 58° 
Fahrenheit in the lower Chesapeake Bay area. 

Maryland has many recreational and sporting activities 
with fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, along the Atlantic Ocean, and 
trout fishing in the mountains. Skiing, hunting, boating, sailing, 
and golfing are also very popular. Maryland has long been known 
for its harness and running races, with many fine tracks where 
America's greatest thoroughbreds run each year. 

The facts set forth in this brief profile are presented 
in the hope that they will help the reader get a better understand- 
ing of Maryland's crime picture. 



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CRIME FACTORS 



Statistics gathered under the Uniform Crime Reporting 
Program are submitted by the law enforcement agencies of Maryland 
and project a statewide view of crime. Awareness of the presence 
of certain crime factors, which may influence the resulting volume 
and type of statistics presented, is necessary if fair and equitable 
conclusions are to be drawn. These crime influencing factors are 
present, to some degree, in every community and their presence 
affects, in varying degrees, the crime experience of that community. 
Attempts at comparison of crime figures between communities should 
not be made without first considering the individual factors present 
in each community. 

Crime, as an outgrowth of society, remains a social prob- 
lem of grave concern and the police are limited in their role to its 
suppression and detection. As stated by the President's Commission 
on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice in their 
report "The Challenge of Crime in A Free Society" (1967 - Page 92): 

"But the fact that the police deal daily with crime 
does not mean that they have unlimited power to 
prevent it, or reduce it, or deter it. The police 
did not create and cannot resolve the social condi- 
tions that stimulate crime. They did not start and 
cannot stop the convulsive social changes that are 
taking place in America. They do not enac;. the laws 
that they are required to enforce, nor do they dis- 
pose of the criminals they arrest. The police are 
only one part of the criminal justice system; the 
criminal justice system is only one part of the 
government; and the government is only one part of 
society. Insofar as crime is a social phenomenon, 
crime prevention is the responsibility of every part 
of society. The criminal process is limited to case 
by case operations, one criminal or one crime at a 
time. " 

Set forth below are some of the conditions which will, by 
type and volume, affect the crime that occurs from place to place: 

Density and size of the community population and the 
metropolitan area of which it is a part. 

Composition of the population with reference particu- 
larly to age, sex and race. 

Economic status of the population. 

Relative stability of population, including commuters, 
seasonal , and other transient types. 



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Climate, including seasonal weather conditions. 

Educational, recreational, and religious characteristics. 

Standards governing appointments to the police force. 

Policies of the prosecuting officials and the courts. 

Attitude of the public toward law enforcement problems. 

The administrative and investigative efficiency of the 
local law enforcement agency, including the degree of 
adherence to crime reporting standards. 

Organization and cooperation of adjoining and overlapping 
police jurisdictions. 



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CRIME INDEX 



The tabulations presented in the tables, graphs, and charts 
in this publication indicate the volume and distribution of crime in 
Maryland on the basis of a Crime Index. The crime figures are broken 
down by agency, county, regional, and state totals. 

The total number of criminal acts that occur is unknown, 
but those that are reported to Law Enforcement provide the first means 
of a count. Not all crimes come readily to the attention of Law 
Enforcement; not all crimes are of sufficient importance to be signi- 
ficant in an index; and not all important crimes occur with enough 
regularity to be meaningful in an index. With these considerations 
in mind, the crimes below were selected as a group to furnish a 
convenient measure of the crime problem: 

1. Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter 

2. Forcible Rape 

3. Robbery 

4. Aggravated Assault 

5. Breaking or Entering 

6. Larceny - Theft 

7. Motor Vehicle Theft 

These offenses were selected because they are serious either by nature 
or frequency of occurence. 

The crime counts set forth in this publicatin are actual 
offenses established by police investigation. When police receive 
a complaint of a crime and the follow-up investigation discloses no 
crime occurred, it is "unfounded". 

In 1975, police investigations "unfounded" 6 percent of the 
complaints concerning Index Offenses, ranging from 3 percent in the 
Robbery and Aggravated Assault categories to 18 percent in the Rape 
category. 



CALCULATION OF RATES AND TRENDS 

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program provides data for 
police executives to measure local problems. To facilitate this 
function, it is sometimes necessary to convert the data into rates, 
percentages, or trends. Certain guidelines are presented. 



i.nim. RATES 

One of the most meaningful crime statistics is the Crime 
Rate. This rate is the number of offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. 
This rate can be calculated regardless of the number of inhabitants 
in your city or county. To compute rates, divide your city's 



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population by 100,000 and divide the number of offenses in each class 
by that answer. The answer is the number of offenses in each class 
per 100,000 and is your Crime Rate for that offense. 

Example: 

a. Population for your jurisdiction 75,000 

b. Number of burglaries for your 
jurisdiction for a year 215 

Divide 75,000 by 100,000 = .75 

Divide 215 by .75 = 286.7 

Your burglary rate: 286.7 per 100,000 inhabitants 

The number of .75 can now be divided into your totals in any offense 
class to produce a Crime Rate for that offense. 

This same computation can be completed to give you arrest rates per 
100,000 inhabitants. 

CLEARANCE RATES 

The percentage of crimes cleared by arrest is obtained by 
dividing the number of offenses cleared by the number of actual 
offenses. This answer is then multiplied by 100. An example of this 
calculation is: 

a. Number of clearances in robery 38 

b. Number of actual robberies 72 

Divide 38 by 72 = .528 

Multiply: .528 x 100 = 52.8 

Your percentage of clearance in robbery is 52.8%. 



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MARYLAND OFFENSE DATA 



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CRIME INDEX OFFENSES 



VOLUME 

A total of 242,207 Crime Index Offenses were reported to 
Law Enforcement agencies in Maryland during the Calendar Year 1975. 

The Crime Index Offenses referred to here represent the 
most common problem to Law Enforcement. They are serious crimes by 
their nature, volume or frequency of occurence. Basically they can 
be categorized as Violent Crimes, which include Murder, Forcible 
Rape, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault, or as Property Crimes, which 
include Burglary, Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Theft. 

An analysis of the total Index by month in 1975 shows that 
the months of July and August had the greatest frequency of Offenses 
as compared to the other months while February had the least number 
of Offenses. 



VIOLENT CRIME 

Violent Crimes involve the element of personal confrontation 
between the perpetrator and the victim. Because of their very nature, 
Violent Crimes are considered more serious than Property Crimes. These 
offenses accounted for 12 percent of the total Crime Index for 1975. 

Analyzing the Violent Crimes by month r(-/eals that January 
and August had the greatest frequency of occurence while February and 
November had the lowest. 



PROPERTY CRIME 

The number of Property Crimes reported during 1975 was more 
than 7 times greater than the number of Violent Crimes reported. As 
a group. Property Crimes made up 88 percent of the Total Crime Index. 

The Property Crimes showed the same trend in a monthly 
analysis as did the Total Index with the highest frequency in July 
and August and the lowest in February. 

RATES 

Crime Rates relate the incidence of crime to the resident 
population. Many other factors which may contribute to the volume 
and type of crime in a given jurisdiction are not incorporated here, 
but are shown in the section entitled "Crime Factors". 

In 1975, the Crime Rate for Maryland was 5910.4 victims for 
every 100,000 population. The 1975 Rate for the Violent Crime group 



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was established at 709.6 victims for every 100,000 inhabitants. The 
Property Crime group resulted in a Rate of 5200.8 per 100,000 inha- 
bitants. 



CIJIAHAINCIIS 

For Uniform Crime Reporting purposes, a crime is cleared 
when police have identified the offender, have evidence to charge 
him and actually take him into custody. Solutions of crimes are also 
recorded in exceptional instances when some element beyond police 
control precludes formal charges against the offender, such as the 
victim's refusal to prosecute or local prosecution is declined because 
the subject is being prosecuted elsewhere for a crime committed in 
another jurisdiction. The arrest of one person can clear several 
crimes or several persons may be arrested in the process of solving 
one crime. 

Maryland Law Enforcement agencies cleared 24 percent of all 
Index Offenses reported to them in 1975. The Violent Crimes recorded 
a 44 percent clearance rate, while the Property Crime group revealed 
a 21 percent rate. 

Considering individually the 1975 Violent Crime solution 
rate, it was determined that police were successful in solving 84 
percent of the Murders; 54 percent of the Rapes; 28 percent of the 
Robberies; and 59 percent of the Aggravated Assaults. The Property 
Crime solution rates were 25 percent for Burglary; 20 percent for 
Larceny; and 21 percent for Motor Vehicle Theft. 

The relatively high clearance rate for Violent Crimes as 
compared to Non-Violent Property Crimes is in part attributable to 
the volume difference between the two. Property Crime volume is much 
greater than that of Violent Crime and police investigation of Violent 
Crime is usually more intense. The element of confrontation between 
victim and perpetrator, as well as witness identification of the 
perpetrator, also contributes to this higher rate of solution. 

JUVENILE CLEARANCES 

In 1975, the clearance involvement of those persons under 
the age of 18 represented 33 percent of all cases cleared. 

The juvenile clearances for the Violent Crime category 
represented 19 percent of those cases solved with 8 percent clearances 
in Murder cases, 7 percent clearances in Rape cases, 32 percent 
clearances in Robbery cases, and 13 percent clearances in Aggravated 
Assault cases. The Property Crime clearances involving juveniles 
represented 37 percent of those cases solved with a 36 percent 
clearance rate in Burglary cases, 38 percent clearance rate in Larceny 
cases, and 34 percent clearance rate in Motor Vehicle Theft cases. 



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STOLEN PROPERTY VALUE 

The total value of Property Stolen in 1975 was $71,772,456.67. 
Recovered Property amounted to $24,355,514.12 which is 33.9 percent 
of the total stolen, resulting in a $47,416,942.55 property loss to 
victims in the State of Maryland during 1975. 



4 



•3 



25 



CRIME INDEX 



JAN 



23,000 



VOLUME BY MONTH 1975 

FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 




26 



VIOLENT CRIME 

VOLUME BY MONTH 1975 




PROPERTY CRIME 

VOLUME BY MONTH 1975 

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 



22,000 




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STOLEN PROPERTY 

ANALYSIS OF VALUE STOLEN AND RECOVERED 1975 



TYPE OF PROPERTY 


VALUE OF 
PROPERTY 
STOLEN 




VALUE OF 
PROPERTY 
RECOVERED 


PERCENT OF 

VALUE 
RECOVERED 


Currency, Notes, Etc. 


$ 6,620,585.39 


$ 


523,047.83 


7.9 


Jewelry and Precious 
Metal s 


$ 5,363,278.09 


$ 


436,049.15 


8.1 


Clothing and Furs 


$ 2,229,394.41 


$ 


415,809.72 


18.7 


Locally Stolen Motor 
Vehicles 


$28,980,396.22 


$19,760,369.43 


68.2 


Office Equipment 


$ 1,257,387.44 


$ 


123,382.74 


9.8 


Televisions, Radios, 
Cameras, Etc. 


$ 9,311,276.09 


$ 


652,570.88 


7.0 


Firearms 


$ 980,457.40 


$ 


111 ,004.58 


11.3 


Household Goods 


$ 1,478,944.50 


$ 


105,483.59 


7.1 


Consumable Goods 


$ 675,542.09 


$ 


259,107.93 


38.4 


Livestock 


$ 57,762.44 


$ 


7,099.57 


12.3 


Mi seel 1 aneous 


$14,817,432.60 


$ 


1 ,961 ,588.70 


13.2 


TOTAL 


$71 ,772,456.67 


$24,355,514.12 


33.9 



NOTE: These figures do not include data from Anne Arundel 
County PD, Howard County PD, and the National Park 
Service. 



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VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN 

PERCENT OF VALUE RECOVERED 1975 




$71,772,456 TOTAL VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN 
$24,355,514 TOTAL VALUE OF PROPERTY RECOVERED 



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MURDER 



Murder is defined as the willful (nonnegl igent ) killing of 
one human being by another. As a general rule, any death due to a 
fight, argument, quarrel, assault, or commission of a crime is counted 
as a murder. This offense is scored on the basis of police investiga- 
tion without regard to the findings of a court or jury or the decision 
of a prosecutor. Assaults to murder and attempted murders are counted 
as aggravated assaults. Suicide, accidental deaths and justifiable 
homicides are also excluded. 



VOLUME 

In 1975, a total of 435 Murders were reported to Law Enforce- 
ment agencies in Maryland. Murder comprises 1 percent of the total 
Violent Crime category and .2 percent of the total Crime Index Offenses. 

A monthly analysis of Murder indicates a tremendous fluctua- 
tion in frequency with no significance attributed to any particular 
month. 

In 1975, there were 10.6 victims of Murder for every 100,000 
residents of Maryland. 



NATURE 

Murder victims in 1975 were male in 79 percent of all cases 
while female victims comprised 21 percent of the total. 

68.7 percent of all Murder victims were black, while 30.6 
were white and .7 percent were of other races. 

The largest number of Murders (150) occurred in the 20-29 
age group, which comprised 34 percent of the total. 

In 1975, firearms predominated as the weapon most often used 
in the commission of Murder in Maryland, representing 62.5 percent of 
the total. 49.6 percent of the total were committed with handguns, 
while 18.5 percent were committed with a knife or cutting instrument, 
13.8 percent with other dangerous weapon, and 5.2 percent were committed 
with personal weapons, such as hands, fists, feet, etc. 

In 1975, a day of the week analysis showed that Saturday had 
the highest frequency of occurrence comprising 18 percent of the total 
and Tuesday had the lowest, representing 8.2 percent. 



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CLEARANCES 

In 1975, 84 percent of all Murders were cleared with 8 per- 
cent of the total solved involving juvenile arrests. 



PERSONS ARRESTED 

Of the total number of persons arrested for Murder in Mary- 
land in 1975, 84 percent were males and 16 percent females; 75 percent 
were black and 25 percent white. The age group with the highest fre- 
quency of arrest was the 25-29 group with 98 arrests or 17 percent of 
the total . 



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34 



MURDER VICTIMS 

ANALYSIS BY AGE, SEX, AND RACE 1975 







Percent 


SEX 


RACt 


Age 


Number 


Di stri - 
but ion 


Mai e 


Femal e 


III * j_ 

White 


Negro 


Tnd- 
ian 


fhi - 
nese 


1-4 


12 


3 


10 


2 


6 


6 






5-9 


3 


1 


3 




1 


2 






10-14 


9 


2 


5 


4 


3 


6 






15-19 


51 


12 


36 


15 


16 


35 






20-24 


74 


17 


58 


16 


23 


49 


1 


1 


25-29 


76 


17 


60 


16 


15 


61 






30-34 


49 


11 


39 


10 


16 


33 






35-39 


32 


7 


26 


6 


8 


23 


1 




40-44 


39 


9 


31 


8 


15 


24 






45-49 


28 


6 


25 


3 


7 


21 






50-54 


20 


5 


14 


6 


7 


13 






55-59 


13 


3 


12 


' 


4 


9 






60-64 


7 


2 


6 




3 


4 






65-69 


10 


2 


9 




6 


4 






70-74 


7 


2 


6 




2 


5 






75 & Over 


5 


1 


4 




1 


4 






TOTAL: 


435 


100 


344 


91 


133 


299 


2 1 


1 



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MURDER 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF WEAPON 1975 



^9.6 



18.5 



3.8 



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MURDER 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY DAY OF WEEK 1975 



1^.1 



8.2 



13.7 



16.4 



14.6 



13.0 



mr \ i I . . i 



15.0 



MON TUBS WED THURS FRI SAT SUN 



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MURDER VICTIMS 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY RELATIONSHIP OF PERPETRATd 

TO VICTIM I 

28. i| 

ill 23.6 

•••••• ' 

m<y 18.7 




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MURDER 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY CIRCUMSTANCE 1975 




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RAPE 



Rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and 
against her will. In Uniform Crime Reporting, Rape is divided into 
two categories: (1) Rape by Force; (2) Attempt to commit Forcible 
Rape. Statutory Rape or the carnal knowledge of a female with no 
force used and where the victim is under the legal age of consent, 
as well as other sex offenses, are not included in this category. 



VOLUME 

During 1975, 1288 Forcible Rapes were reported to Maryland 
Law Enforcement agencies. 

Rape accounted for 4 percent of the Violent Crimes and .5 
percent of the total Crime Index. 

The month of August showed the highest frequency of Rapes, 
while February showed the lowest. 



RATE 

A Crime Rate, in its proper perspective is a victim risk 
rate since it equates the number of crimes per unit of population. 
In 1975, 60.8 out of every 100,000 females in Maryland were reported 
Rape victims. 



NATURE 

During 1975, 77 percent of all Rapes were actual Rapes by 
Force while 23 percent were attempts or assaults to commit Forcible 
Rape. 18 percent of the Rapes reported were determined by police 
investigation to be unfounded. 



CLEARANCES 

In Calendar Year 1975, 54 percent of the total number of 
reported Rapes were cleared by arrest with 7 percent of the total 
solved involving a juvenile arrest. 



PERSONS ARRESTED 

78 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Forcible Rape were adults while the remaining 22 percent were juve- 
niles, 64 percent of the total persons arrested were black and 36 
percent were white. The greatest concentration of arrests was in 
the 25-29 age group which represented 20 percent of the total. 



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RAPE 

VOLUME BY MONTH 1975 

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 




43 



RAPE 




44 



RAPE ARRESTS 



PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY AGE GROUPS1975 




36.8% 25 to 44 



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ROBBERY 



Robbery is defined as the taking, or attempting to take, 
of anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person 
or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting 
the victim in fear. The element of personal confrontation is always 
present in this crime. Under the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, 
all attempts to commit Robbery are included. Robberies are reported 
in four general categories--firearm; knife or cutting instrument; 
other dangerous weapons; and hands, fists, feet, etc. As a general 
rule, Robbery differs from Larceny in that it is aggravated by the 
element of force or threat of force. 

Robbery, as a Crime of Violence, has a serious impact on 
the victim. In many instances serious injury results. Oftentime, 
with or without physical injury, the victim suffers mental anguish. 
Such damage is immeasurable. 



VOLUME 

During 1975, there were 14,104 actual Robbery offenses 
reported to Maryland Law Enforcement agencies. 

Robbery accounted for 5.8 percent of the total Index Crimes 
and 49 percent of the Crimes of Violence. ^ 

The month of January showed the highest frequency of Robber 
ies, while June showed the lowest. 



RATE 

The 1975 Robbery Rate was 344.2 per 100,000 inhabitants. 



INATURE 

During 1975, 62.4 percent of the Robberies were committed 
in the street, while only 1 percent were Bank Robberies. 

Bank Robberies accounted for the highest average value 
loss, $5,358 in 1975. The average value loss in total Robberies 
was $316. 

Armed perpetrators were responsible for 58 percent of the 
Robbery offenses, while 42 percent were muggings or strong-arm Robber 
ies. 

An analysis of Armed Robbery by type of weapon indicates 
that the use of firearms was predominate, accounting for 73 percent 
of all Armed Robberies. Knives or cutting instruments made up 14 



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percent while other dangerous weapons accounted for 13 percent of 
all Armed Robberies. 



In 1975, 28 percent of the total number of reported Robber- 
ies were cleared by arrest with 32 percent of the total solved in- 
volving a juvenile arrest. Juveniles accounted for 16.5 percent of 
the clearances for Armed Robberies and 53 percent strong arm Robbery 
clearances. 



PERSONS ARRESTED 

55 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Robbery were adults while the remaining 45 percent were juveniles. 
83 percent of the total persons arrested were black and 17 percent 
were white. The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 16 
year old age group which represented 12 percent of the total. 



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ROBBERY 

VOLUME BY MONTH 1975 

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 



1 ,500 
1 ,450 
1,400 
1 ,350 
1 ,300 
1 ,250 
1 ,200 
1 ,150 
1 ,100 
1 ,050 
1 ,000 
950 



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ROBBERY 

VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN 1975 

1975 



CLASSIFICATION 


NUMBER 
OF 

OFFENSES 


PERCENT 

OF 
DISTRIB. 




TOTAL 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


AVERAGE 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


Highway 


8,580 


62.45 


$ 1,087,170.44 


& TOT 

$ 1 27 


Commercial House 


1 cir\ 

I ,o70 


12.16 


$ 


942,475.44 


& CCA 

$ 564 


Service Station 


342 


2.49 


$ 


81 ,843.81 


$ 239 


Chain Store 


435 


3.17 


$ 


405,776.63 


$ 933 


Residence 


1,176 


8.56 


$ 


622,939.48 


$ 530 


Bank 


144 


1.05 


$ 


771,489.00 


$5,358 


Miscel laneous 


1,391 


10.12 


$ 


425,509.14 


$ 306 


TOTAL 


13,738 


100.00 


$ 4,337,203.94 


$ 316 



NOTE: These figures do not include data from Anne Arundel 
County PD, Howard County PD, and the National Park 
Service. 



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ROBBERY 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF WEAPON 



1975 




AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 



Aggravated Assault, as defined under the Maryland Uniform 
Crime Reporting Program,' is an unlawful attack by one person upon 
another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily 
injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of 
a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. 
Attempts are included since it is not necessary that any injury 
result when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which would result 
in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed. 
Also included in this category are all attempted Murders. 

Any assault in which hands, fists and feet are used and 
no serious injury to the victim results is classified as a simple 
assault which falls into the Part II category, and is not included 
as a Crime Index Offense. 



VOLUME 

During 1975, a total of 13,251 Aggravated Assaults were 
reported to Maryland Law Enforcement agencies. 

Aggravated Assault made up 5.5 percent of the Crime Index 
Offenses and comprised 46 percent of the Violent Crime category. 

The month of August showed the highest frequency of Aggra- 
vated Assaults, while December showed the lowest. 



RATE 

For each 100,000 persons in Maryland during 1975, there 
were 323.4 victims of Aggravated Assault. 

NATURE 

In 1975, 22 percent of Aggravated Assaults were committed 
with the use of a firearm. A knife or cutting instrument was used 
in 26 percent of the Assaults, and 29 percent were committed with 
blunt objects or other dangerous weapons. The remaining 23 percent 
were committed with personal weapons such as hands, fists, feet, etc. 

CLEARANCES 

59 percent of the total number of reported Aggravated 
Assaults were cleared by arrest with 13 percent of the total clear- 
ances involving juveniles. 



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PERSONS ARRESTED 

82 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Aggravated Assault were adults while the remaining 18 percent were 
juveniles. 

50 percent of the total persons arrested for Aggravated 
Assault were white while 49 percent were black and 1 percent other 
races. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 25-29 
age group which represented 14 percent of the total arrests for 
Aggravated Assault. 



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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 

VOLUME BY MONTH 1975 




56 



I 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF WEAPON 1975 




57 

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BREAKING OR ENTERING 



Breaking or Entering is defined as the unlawful entry of 
a structure to commit a felony or a theft. 

Data Collection for this offense is further categorized 
as to forcible entries, unlawful entries where no force is used, and 
attempted forcible entries. 

As with other Property Crimes, the motive of personal gain 
coupled with the element of opportunity, results in the commission of 
this offense by both the amateur and the professional perpetrator. 
Only the absence of confrontation and use of force separate this crime 
from Robbery of the Violent Crime group. 

The volume of this offense presents the police with a serious 
enforcement problem made more difficult in many areas by the lack of 
sufficient personnel to act as a deterrent and to provide successful 
solutions to these crimes. 



VOLUME 

In 1975, a total of 57,936 Breaking or Enterings were re- 
ported to Maryland Law Enforcement agencies. 

Breaking or Entering made up 23.9 percent of the Crfme 
Index Offenses and comprised 27 percent of the Property Crimes. 

The month of January showed the highest frequency of 
occurence while May showed the lowest. 



RATE 



The Breaking or Entering Rate was 1,413.8 per 100,000 
inhabitants of Maryland during 1975. 

NATURE 

In 1975, 78 percent of the Breaking or Enterings involved 
forcible entry, 13 percent were unlawful entries (without force), 
and 9 percent were recorded as attempted forcible entries. 

63.2 percent of all Breaking or Enterings were committed 
in a residence while 36.8 percent were committed in a nonresidence 
structure. 

The average dollar value loss for Breaking or Entering 

was $380. 



60 



CLEARANCES 



In 1975, Law Enforcement agencies in Maryland were success- 
ful in clearing 25 percent of the total Breaking or Entering Offenses 
of which 36 percent involved juveniles. 



PERSOINS ARRESTED 

40 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Breaking or Entering were adults while the remaining 60 percent were 
juveniles. 

57 percent of the total persons arrested for Breaking or 
Entering were white while 42 percent were black and 1 percent other 
races. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 13-14 age 
group which represented 16 percent of the total arrests for Breaking 
or Entering. 



61 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 

VOLUME BY MONTH 1975 



JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 




62 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 

VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN 1975 



CLASSIFICATION 


NUMBER 
OF 

OFFENSES 


PERCENT 

OF 
DISTRIB. 


TOTAL 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


AVERAGE 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


RESIDENCE TOTAI 


32 871 


63 22 


$12 979 5R7 95 


4} O 17 U 


Night 


10,166 


19.55 


$ 3,722,150.27 


$366 


Day 


12,385 


23.82 


$ 4,641 ,999.46 


$375 


Unknown 


10,320 


19.85 


$ 4,615,438.22 


$447 


NONRESIDENCE TOTAL 


19,127 


36.78 


$ 6,792,779.15 


$355 


Night 


6,823 


13.12 


$ 2,098,688.78 


$308 


Day 


4,158 


8.00 


$ 1,464,571.50 


$352 


Unknown 


8,146 


15.66 


$ 3,229,518.87 


$396 


GRAND TOTAL 


51 ,998 


100.00 


$19,772,367.10 


$380 



4 



NOTE: These figures do not include data from Anne Arundel 
County PD, Hov;ard County PD, and the National Park 
Service. 



63 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY NATURE 1975 




64 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 



PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 1975 



RESIDENCE 




NON-RESIDENT 




65 




i 



LARCENY 



Larceny-Theft is defined as the unlawful taking, carrying, 
leading, or riding away of property from the possession or construc- 
tive possession of another. It includes such crimes as pocket-picking, 
shoplifting, purse snatching, thefts from autos, thefts of auto parts 
and accessories, bicycle thefts, etc. In the UCR Program, this cate- 
gory does not include embezzlement, fraud, forgery, and worthless 
checks. Motor Vehicle Theft, being a special problem, is a separate 
Crime Index Offense and is not reported in the Larceny-Theft category. 

Larceny Offenses cleared by police arrest are dramatically 
affected by the nature of the crime. As with other Property Crimes, 
opportunity and stealth, working in favor of the perpetrator and 
against police detection, reduce solutions for this offense. 

As with other Offenses against Property, Larceny is pri- 
marily a crime of opportunity. Types of Larcenies will differ in 
volume depending upon the opportunity for theft offered in a given 
area. 

The average dollar loss in this category was $158. A very 
small portion of goods stolen are recovered and returned to victims 
due to a low clearance rate and the lack of specific identification 
characteristics on such property. In addition, many offenses in this 
category, particularly where the value of goods stolen is small, 
never come to police attention. ^ 



VOLUME 

In 1975, there were 134,001 Offenses of Larceny-Theft re- 
ported. This offense makes up 55.3 percent of the Crime Index total 
and 63 percent of the Property Crime total. 

July and August showed the highest frequency of occurence 
while January and February showed the lowest. 



RATE 

The Larceny Crime Rate was 3,269.9 per 100,000 inhabitants 
of Maryland during 1975. 



INATURE 

Larcenies of Auto Parts and Accessories recorded the high- 
est percentage with 26.6 percent of the total Larcenies reported in 
this category. Pocket-Picking accounted for only 1.2 percent of the 
total . 



68 



CI FARANCES 



In 1975, Law Enforcement agencies cleared 20 percent of the 
total Larceny-Theft offenses of which 38 percent of the total clear- 
ances involved juveniles. This demonstrates the involvement of the 
young age group in the Larceny-Theft category. 



PERSONS ARRESTED 

47 percent of the total arrests for Crime Index Offenses 
were for Larceny. 

49 percent of the total persons arrested for Larceny-Theft 
were under 18 years of age and when individuals under the age of 21 
were considered, the percentage rose to 66. 

When examined by sex of arrested persons, it was determined 
that females comprised 27 percent of all arrests for Larceny-Theft 
and had a greater involvement in this offense than for any other Index 
Offense. 

55 percent of all persons arrested for Larceny were black, 
while 44 percent were white and 1 percent other races. 



69 



LARCENY 



JAN 



13,400 



VOLUME BY MONTH 1975 

FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV 



DEC 




70 



LARCENY 

ANALYSIS BY TYPE AND PERCENT DISTRIBUTION 1975 



CLASSIFICATION 


NUMBER 
OF 

Or rLNbtb 


PERCENT 
OF 

n T C TD T D 


TOTAL 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS ) 


AVERAGE 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


Pocket-Picking 


1 ,507 


1.24 


$ 101,946.82 


$ 68 


Purse-Snatching 


2,053 


1.69 


$ 142,069.88 


$ 69 


Shopl if ting 


14,727 


12.11 


$ 746,218.50 


$ 51 


From Autos 


18,325 


15.07 


$ 3,954,504.49 


$216 


Auto Parts & Access. 


32,395 


26.64 


$ 4,083,846.00 


$126 


Bicycles 


11,354 


9.34 


$ 1,030,969.72 


$ 91 


From Buildings 


18,518 


15.24 


$ 4,001,266.58 


$216 


Coin Operated Machines 


1,983 


1.63 


$ 92,239.27 


$ 47 


All Others 


20,720 


17.04 


$ 5,076,832.45 


$245 


TOTAL 


121,582 


100.00 


$19,229,893.71 


$158 



NOTE: These figures do not include data from Anne Arundel 
County PD, Howard County PD, and the National Park 
Service. 



71 



LARCENY 



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Ha 



00 



to 



72 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 



Motor Vehicle Theft is defined as the theft or attempted 
theft of a motor vehicle. This definition excludes taking a motor 
vehicle for temporary use, such as a family situation or unautho- 
rized use by others having lawful access to the vehicle, such as 
chauffeurs, etc. 

The crime of Motor Vehicle Theft has been labeled pri- 
marily as a crime of opportunity. The youthful offender finds the 
motor vehicle easily accessible for transportation for any purpose. 
The remaining thefts are mainly for the purpose of resale, theft 
of parts, and for use in committing other crimes. 



VOLUME 

In 1975, there were 21,192 Motor Vehicle Thefts reported 
to Law Enforcement agencies in the State of Maryland. This offense 
makes up 8.7 percent of the Crime Index total and 10 percent of the 
Property Offenses. 



A monthly analysis indicates that more motor vehicles were 
stolen during July than other months and December showed the fewest 
number being stolen. 



RATE 

The Motor Vehicle Theft Crime Rate was 517.1 per 100,000 
inhabitants during 1975. 



NATURE 



Automobiles accounted for 84 percent of the total number 
of motor vehicles stolen. Trucks and buses made up 6.4 percent and 
other motor vehicles comprised 9.6 percent. 

The average value of stolen motor vehicles at the time of 
theft was $1 ,473. 

68.2 percent of the stolen value was recovered. 



CLEARANCES 



In 1975, Law Enforcement agencies cleared 21 percent of 
the Motor Vehicle Thefts of which 34 percent of the total clearances 
involved juveniles. 



74 



PKIISOINS AKHI STI I) 



40 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Motor Vehicle Theft were adults while the remaining 60 percent were 
juveni les. 

50 percent of the total persons arrested for Motor Vehicle 
Theft were black while the other 50 percent were white. 

The greatest concentration of arrests is in the 16 year 
old bracket which represents 16 percent of the total arrests for 
Motor Vehicle Theft. 



4k 



75 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 



VOLUME BY MONTH 1975 



JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 




1,500 



76 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF VEHICLE 1975 




77 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 

PERCENT OF VALUE RECOVERED 




28,980,396 TOTAL VALUE STOLEN 
19,760,369 TOTAL VALUE RECOVERED 



78 



INDEX OFFENSE DATA 



The tables contained within this section were designed to 
facilitate quick reference of statistical crime information relative 
to the different reporting areas of the State of Maryland. 

The tables are broken down by Regions. Within each Region 
information is listed in County name sequence and is further detailed 
to show the activity experienced by individual police agencies. The 
general identifying descriptions which indicate the reporting areas 
are listed and defined as follows: 



Region Total 
County Total 



This line indicates the total activity of 
all the Counties within the indicated Region 

This line indicates the total activity of 
all reporting Agencies within the indicated 
County. 



Sheriff - This line indicates the total activity reported 
by Sheriff's offices. This is to include acti- 
vity which may have occurred within the corporate 
limits of Towns in that County. 

County Police Departments - This line indicates the total 
activity reported by County Police Departments. 
This is to include activity which may have 
occurred within the corporate limits of Towns 
in that County. 



State Police 



This line indicates the total activity re- 
ported by all State Police installations 
within the indicated reporting area. This 
is to include activity which may have 
occurred within the corporate limits of 
Towns in that County. 



Municipal Police Departments - This line indicates the 
total activity repo'^ted by the individually 
specified police department to include only 
those crimes which were handled by that depart- 
ment. 

The five Regions used in the Maryland Uniform Crime Report- 
ing Program consist of the following: 



Region 1 - Eastern Shore 

Carol ine County 
Cecil County 
Dorchester County 
Kent County 
Queen Anne's County 
Somerset County 
Talbot County 



79 



Wicomico County 
Worcester County 

Region 2 - Southern Maryland 

Calvert County 
Charles County 
St. Mary's County 



Region 3 - Western Maryland 

Allegany County 
Carroll County 
Frederick County 
Garrett County 
Washington County 

Region 4 - Washington Metropolitan Region 

Montgomery County 
Prince George's County 

Region 5 - Baltimore Metropolitan Region 

Baltimore City 
Anne Arundel County 

Baltimore County < 
Harford County 
Howard County 



The tabulations in this section indicate the volume of 
Crime in Maryland. The measure used is a Crime Index consisting 
of seven offenses which are counted as they become known to the 
Law Enforcement Agencies. Crime classifications used in the Index 
are: Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter, Forcible Rape, Robbery, 
Aggravated Assault, Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft, and Motor 
Vehicle Theft. 

Each heading contained in this report is defined below: 

Population: Estimated population of the State, Regions, 
and Counties. This information, representa- 
tive of 1975, was provided by the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation. 

Total Offenses: This is the sum total of the seven Index 
Offenses. 

Total Cleared: The sum total of the seven Index Offenses 
cleared. 



80 



Percent Cleared: The percentage of Index Offenses cleared 

by arrest or exceptional means. The mathe- 
matical formula may be expressed as follows: 



Percent Cleared = Total Index Offenses Cleared 

Total Actual Index Offenses Reported x 100 



Crime Rate: This rate is the number of Index Offenses per 
100,000 population. To compute a crime rate, 
you must divide the population by 100,000 and 
divide the number of offenses by that answer. 

Example: Population for Region 1 = 266,727 

Number of Index Offenses for Region 1 in 
1975 = 11,827 



266,727 _ 2 67 



ILi827 = 4,429.6 
2.67 

Crime Rate for Region 1 = 4,429.6 



Crime Rates for the individual agencies are not calculated 
in this publication because of the overlapping jurisd"ction in many 
cities of municipal, county and state Law Enforcement Agencies. To 
have computed a crime rate for many cities in Maryland would have 
given a very misleading picture of the crime problem in those areas. 



81 



MAHYLANn U C K CRIME INDCX HI I'liKT 











IS 












c c 




<+. 

V 










3 1 


I t 


















o. o 














E S 








a. *J 




t- o 


1— D 


(_> 






a 


T d 


EC UJ 


_J 1— 




Region 1 


266.727 


4.429.6 


11,827 


3,271 


28 


19 


52 


224 


1 ,037 


3,678 


6,339 


468 


Caroline County 


20 ,037 




527 


1 80 


34 




] 


1 9 


45 


1 99 


237 


25 


Denton PD 






80 


50 


63 








3 


7 


17 


53 





Federal sburq PD 






78 


29 


37 








7 


6 


14 


44 


7 


Greensboro PO 






18 


7 


39 











1 


8 


7 


2 


Preston PO 






2 





- 














1 


1 





Ridgely PD 






10 


2 


20 











1 


4 


5 





Carol f ne County SO 






26 


3 


12 


1 








1 


16 


8 





State Police 






313 


89 


28 





1 


9 


29 


139 


119 


16 


Cecil County 


53,726 


4,431.5 


2,393 


491 


21 


2 


18 


27 


185 


836 


1 ,180 


145 


Elkton PD 






461 


73 


16 








3 


7 


92 


328 


31 


North East PD 






44 


15 


34 











16 


9 


19 





Rising Sun PD 






72 


35 


49 











3 


10 


52 


7 


Cecil County SO 






498 


116 


23 





11 


1 


65 


217 


186 


18 


State Police 






1 ,318 


252 


1 9 


2 


7 


23 


94 




595 


89 


Dorchester County 


28 ,900 


4 720 7 


1 369 


555 


41 


3 


5 


41 


252 


314 


734 


20 


Cambridge PO 






928 


348 


38 


2 


2 


35 


156 


167 


553 


13 


Hurlock PD 






19 





" 














17 


2 





Dorchester County 50 






314 


179 


57 





1 


1 


88 


88 


134 


2 


State Police 






1 06 


28 


26 








3 


42 


45 


5 


Kent County 


1 6 ,640 


3,588. 2 


610 


208 


34 








42 


226 


314 


21 


Chestertown PD 






172 


75 


44 








3 


10 


51 


99 


9 


Rock Hall PD 






2 


1 


50 

















2 





Kent County SO 






300 


119 


40 








2 


23 


115 


157 


3 


State Police 






136 


13 


10 





1 


1 


9 


60 


56 


9 


Queen Anne's County 


20,500 


3,481 . 


731 


85 


12 


5 


4 


16 


30 


299 


356 


21 


Centrevllle PD 






63 


9 


14 








1 





36 


26 





*Oueen Anne's County SO 






5 


5 


100 











3 





2 





State Police 






663 


71 


11 


5 


4 


15 


27 


263 


328 


21 


Somerset County 


18,000 


4,116.7 


741 


338 


46 


2 


3 


13 


88 


265 


350 


20 


Crisfleld PD 






205 


99 


48 











56 


59 


89 


1 


Princess Anne PD 






77 


8 


10 





1 


3 





24 


41 


8 


Somerset County SO 






98 


98 


100 











9 


15 


71 


3 


State Police 






361 


133 


37 


2 


2 


10 


23 


167 


149 


6 


Talbot County 


24 , 948 


3,515.0 


879 


214 


24 


2 


4 


23 


48 


246 


528 


28 


Easton PD 






443 


99 


22 


1 


1 


14 


6 


82 


323 


16 


Oxford PD 






18 


I 


6 











1 


6 


11 





St. Michael 's PD 






72 


16 


22 








1 


7 


21 


43 





Talbot County SO 






32 


29 


91 








1 


11 


10 


10 





State Police 






314 


69 


22 


1 


3 


7 


23 


127 


141 


12 



•Does not Include a complete year's data 



82 









MARYLAND U C 


R CRIME 


INDEX 


REPORT 












































Popula- 
tion 


dj 

BS 

U QC 




Total 
Offenses 


Total 
Cleared 


1 Percent 
1 Cleared 


) 


a 

QC 


o 

ec 


Aggravat 
' Assault 


Breakinc 
Enterint 


Larceny 
Theft 

i 


01 

i 




Micomko County 


57,261 


3,549. 


1 


2,023 


51 7 


26 


4 


1 1 


43 


95 


543 


1 218 


1 09 


Delmar PO 








58 


8 


14 








1 


5 


15 


36 


1 


•FruUland PO 








25 


1 


4 








1 





16 


8 





Sa 1 i sbury PO 








834 


181 


22 


1 


4 


17 


8 


180 


569 


55 


Wicomico County SO 








128 


128 


100 











37 





91 





State Pol ice 








978 


199 


20 


3 


7 


24 


45 


332 


514 


53 


Worcester County 


26,715 


9,459 


3 


2,554 


683 


27 





15 


36 


252 


750 


1,422 




Berlin PD 








62 


27 


44 








1 


11 


16 


33 


1 


Ocean City PO 








1 ,739 


429 


25 





8 


23 


139 


519 


990 


60 


Ocean Pines PD 








1 08 
















1 


41 


66 





Pocotnoke City PO 








231 


95 


41 








2 


67 


46 


112 


4 


bnOW Mill rU 








10 


10 


100 











1 


5 


4 





Worcester County SO 








100 


28 


28 








2 


9 


28 


59 


2 


State Police 








304 


94 


31 





7 


8 


24 


95 


158 


12 


egion II 


136,705 


3,369 


3 


4,616 


925 


20 


11 


27 


62 


239 


1,385 


2,649 


243 


Calvert County 


25,930 


2,834 


6 


737 


208 


28 


5 


5 


5 


42 


265 


385 


30 


Chesapeake Beach PD 








84 


31 


37 





1 





13 


18 


48 


4 


nortn Deacn ru 








60 


1 2 


20 








2 


1 2 


1 9 


21 


6 


Calvert County SO 








35 


7 


20 











1 


12 


21 


1 


State Police 








558 


158 


28 


5 


4 


3 


16 


216 


295 


19 


Charles County 


55,740 


3 866 


1 


2.165 


388 


18 


3 


11 


34 




572 


1 ,295 


131 


La Plata PO 








44 


12 


27 











6 


18 


19 


1 


Charles County SO 








1 ,599 


294 


18 


2 


8 


22 


74 


447 


968 


78 


State Pol ice <■ 








522 


82 


1 6 


1 


3 


12 


39 


1 07 


308 


52 


St. Mary's County 


55,035 


3,116 


4 


1 .714 


329 


19 


3 


11 


23 


78 


548 


969 


82 


St. Mary's County SO 








1 ,093 


215 


20 





5 


11 


41 


362 


661 


13 


State Police 








621 


114 


18 


3 


6 


12 


37 


186 


308 


69 


egion III 


380,696 


2,922 


3 


11 ,134 


2.351 


21 


16 


4S 


194 


617 


3,112 


6.703 


444 




Allegany County 


79.655 


2,911 


3 


2,329 


571 


25 


3 


5 


20 


114 


669 


1,425 


93 


Cumberland PO 








1 .102 


220 


20 


3 


2 


13 


3 


272 


767 


42 


Frostburg PD 








82 


17 


21 








1 





18 


59 


5 


Frostburg State College PD 








111 


14 


13 





1 





3 


54 


51 


2 


Lonaconlng PD 








6 


4 


67 














6 








Mesternport PO 














- 























Allegany County SO 








139 


66 


47 











47 


42 


47 


3 


State's Attorney's Office 








11 


8 


73 











4 


1 


6 





State Police 








878 


242 


28 





2 


6 


57 


276 


496 


41 


Carroll County 


79.066 


2,470 


9 


1 .952 


408 


21 


2 


14 


18 


131 


517 


1 ,182 


88 


♦Hampstead to 








10 


10 


100 














8 





2 


Manchester PD 








8 













1 





1 


5 


1 


•New Windsor PD 








3 



















3 









•Does not Include a complete year's data 



83 









MARYLAND U C 


R CRIME 


INDEX 


REPORT 
























■o 

OJ 


C di 


u 










>. 


OJ 




Popul 
tion 


Crime 
.Rate 




£ 

o *»- 
t~ o 


Total 
Clear 


1 Perce 
1 Clear 


T3 
U 

5: 


Rape 




«t < 


Breal 
Ente; 


i~ CI 












61 


27 


44 








Q 




18 


38 


] 


Taneytown PO 








34 


4 


12 











1 


14 


18 


1 


Union Bridge PD 








28 


5 


18 








1 





11 


16 





Westminster PD 








268 


49 


18 





2 


4 


9 


33 


209 


11 


State Pol ice 








1 ,540 


313 


20 


2 


12 


12 


117 


429 


896 


72 


Frederick County 


93,504 


3,144 


7 


2,956 


614 


21 


4 


12 


66 


203 


702 


1.819 


150 


Brunswick PO 








58 


26 


45 





1 


2 


14 


16 


23 


2 


rrnmi f c hi 11*1*1 PH 








17 


3 


18 


Q 





Q 




7 




] 


Frederick City PD 








1 ,504 


369 


25 


2 


3 


42 


80 


192 


1 ,113 


72 


Thurmont PD 








12 


2 


17 











1 


6 


5 





Frederick County SO 






































State Police 








1,365 


214 


16 


2 


8 


22 


105 


481 


672 


75 


Garrett County 


22,689 


2,021 


7 


465 


112 


24 


2 


2 


5 


30 


187 


221 


18 


Oakland PD 








61 


15 


25 








1 


8 


15 


35 


2 


Garrett County SO 








209 


52 


25 





1 


1 


10 


105 


91 


1 


State Police 








195 


45 


23 


2 


1 


3 


12 


67 


95 


15 


Washington County 


105,782 


3,237 


7 


3,432 


646 


19 


5 


15 


85 


139 


1 ,037 


2,056 


95 


•Boonsboro PD 








9 


4 


44 











2 


2 


4 


1 


Hagerstown PD 








1,887 


402 


21 


3 


7 


62 


66 


525 


1 ,1 72 


52 


Hancock PO 








54 


18 


33 











4 


14 


34 


2 


Will iamsport PD 








49 


7 


14 








1 


1 


1 7 


30 





Washington County SO 








453 


78 


1 7 








4 


27 


112 


307 


3 


State Police 








980 


137 


14 


7 


8 


18 


39 


367 


509 


37 


EGION IV 


1 ,251 ,799 


5,975 


6 


74,814 


14,048 


19 


73 


380 


3,096 


2,391 


17,202 


44,921 


6,751 




Montgomery County 


571 ,436 


4,567 


4 


26,080 


6,381 


24 


21 


92 


651 


367 


5,860 


17,060 


2,029 


Galthersburg PD 








38 


5 


13 


1 





2 


1 


7 


26 


1 


no. nat. Lap. rarK roiice 








147 


4 


3 











3 


35 


1 01 


g 


Montgomery County PD 








24,735 


6,080 


25 


19 


84 


578 


286 


5,549 


16,309 


1 ,910 


Rockville PD 








165 


51 


31 








1 


19 


25 


112 


8 


Takoma Park PD 








747 


213 


29 


1 


6 


65 


42 


205 


368 


60 


State Police 








248 


28 


11 





2 


5 


16 


39 


144 


42 


Prince George's County 


680,363 


7 1 66 


8 


48,734 


7,667 


1 6 


52 


288 


2,445 


2,024 


1 1 ,342 


27,861 


4,722 


Bladensburg PD 








698 


248 


36 





3 


24 


41 


153 


404 


73 


Bowie State College PD 








67 


1 


1 











1 


21 


45 





Cheverly PD 








292 


32 


11 





1 


10 


14 


74 


182 


11 


Colmar Manor-Cottage City PD 








81 


33 


41 


Q 





3 


] 7 


26 


33 


2 


District Heights PO 








225 


4 


2 





2 


7 


5 


51 


144 


16 


Fairmount Heights PD 








59 


16 


27 





1 


7 


11 


18 


18 


4 


Forest Heights PO 








162 


28 


17 








11 


9 


46 


87 


9 


Green be It PO 








696 


293 


42 


1 


1 


13 


12 


117 


452 


100 


Hyattsville PD 








974 


75 


8 





1 


14 


14 


186 


648 


111 


Laurel PD 








696 


119 


17 


1 





41 


9 


108 


465 


72 



•Does not Include a complete year's data 



84 





MARYIAND U C 


R CRIME 


INDEX 


REPORT 






























S 


•A 












T3 












c c 


>, 




'j c 
a o 

O 

Q. *-» 


Crime 
Rate 


Total 
Of f ensi 


Total 
Clearei 


Percen 
Cleare 


,. 

1 


at 
a 


a 
o 


> -~ 
? « 


% t 

O) ♦J 


c 

i. «f 


c 
T 


Mt, Rainier PD 




572 


60 


10 




6 


58 


4; 


1 1 7 


302 


3') 


Prince George's County PD 




40,486 


6,395 


16 


47 


261 


2,147 


1.693 


9.279 


23.140 


3,919 


Riverdale PD 




330 


36 


11 








7 


25 


76 


1 94 


28 


•Seat Pleasant PD 




148 


8 


5 








7 


22 


43 


65 


11 


TakoTO Park PD 




352 


98 


28 





3 


31 


20 


97 


173 


28 


Univ. of Md. College Park PD 




1 ,213 


76 


6 





3 




1 6 


526 


51 3 


38 


University Park PD 




48 


12 


25 








5 


1 


19 


21 


2 


State Police 




1 ,635 


133 


8 





6 


43 


67 


285 


975 


259 


egion V 2.062.073 


6,765.4 


139,503 


37,629 


27 


314 


759 


10,519 


8,908 


32.506 


73.222 


13,275 


Baltimore City 864,100 


8,149.4 


70,411 


22,583 


32 


259 


463 


9,055 


6.309 


15,787 


30.936 


7,602 


- 

Baltimore City PD 






70,4 n 


22 1 583 


32 


259 


463 


9.055 


6.309 


15,787 


30.935 


7,602 


Anne Arundel County 331,390 


6,767.7 


22,401 


4,528 


20 


16 


74 


413 


1.514 


5,662 


12,736 


1,986 


Annapolis PD 




3,038 


580 


19 





11 


76 


55 


489 


2,250 


157 


Anne Arundel County PD 




17,432 


3,716 


21 


15 


49 


271 


1 .328 


4.725 


9,492 


1 ,552 


State Aviation PD 




143 


14 


10 








3 


4 


5 


97 


34 


State Police 




1 , 788 


218 


1 2 


1 


14 


63 


127 


443 


897 


243 


Baltimore County 642,154 


5,564.5 


35,724 


8,184 


23 


27 


153 


787 


503 


8.312 


22,950 


2,992 


Baltimore County PD 




33 743 






24 


137 


750 


347 


8.009 


21 ,663 


2.813 


Sparrows Point PD 




379 


11 


3 











3 


28 


339 


9 


Univ. of Md. Balto. Co. PD 




225 


5 


2 











2 


18 


200 


5 


State Police 




1,377 


245 


18 


3 


16 


37 


151 


257 


748 


165 


Harford County 129,059 


4,338.0 


5,596 


1 ,200 


21 


6 


29 


150 


315 


1.402 


3,439 


255 


Aberdeen PD 




1 ,082 


66 


6 





8 


70 


42 


248 


675 


39 


Bel Air PD 




601 


150 


25 





2 


7 


21 


94 


441 


36 


Havre de Grace PD 




584 


135 


23 





3 


16 


28 


177 


350 


10 


Harford County SO 




1 ,414 


469 


33 





3 


12 


47 


409 


907 


36 


State Police 




1 ,915 


380 


20 


6 


13 


45 


177 


474 


1 ,066 


134 


Howard County 95,370 


5,653.7 


5,371 


1 ,134 


21 


6 


40 


114 


267 


1 ,343 


3,161 


440 


Howard County PD 




4,755 


1,040 


22 


4 


30 


95 


217 


1 ,180 


2,863 


366 


State Police 




616 


94 


15 


2 


10 


19 


50 


163 


298 


74 


«RKS 


U.S. Park Service 




212 


44 


21 


1 


11 


9 


59 


20 


103 


9 


National Park Service 




101 







1 


1 








33 


64 


2 



•Does not Include a complete year's data 



85 



MARYLAND ARREST DATA 



4t 



87 



ARREST DATA 



I 



The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program requires the 
submission of monthly reports of data concerning persons arrested 
in the State. A record of total arrest activity for criminal acts 
in both Part I and Part II crime classes is received from 102 county, 
state and municipal Law Enforcement agencies according to the age, 
sex and race of persons arrested. Traffic arrests, except Driving 
While Intoxicated, are not reported. A total of 169,988 arrests for 
Part I and Part II criminal offenses were reported during 1975. Based 
on 1975 population estimates, this represents a statewide arrest rate 
of 4,148.1 arrests per each 100,000 persons in Maryland. 

A person is counted on the monthly arrest report each time 
he is arrested. It should be noted that a person may be arrested 
several times during a given month for the same or different offenses. 
This occurs frequently in a crime such as Disorderly Conduct. A 
juvenile is counted as "arrested" when the circumstances are such 
that if he or she were an adult an arrest would be counted, or when 
police or other official action beyond a mere interview, warning or 
admonishment is taken. 

Arrest figures do not indicate the number of individuals 
arrested or summoned since, as has been pointed out, one person may 
be arrested several times during the month. However, arrest infor- 
mation is useful in measuring the extent of law enforcement activity 
in a given geographic area as well as providing an index for measur- 
ing the involvement in criminal acts by the age, sex and race of 
perpetrators. 

34.2 percent of all reported arrests during 1975 were for 
Part I offenses (Murder, Manslaughter, Forcible Rape, Robbery, Felo- 
nious Assault, Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft and Motor Vehicle 
Theft). Analysis of Part I arrests data indicates that Larceny 
comprised the highest percentage of all arrests for Part I crimes 
with 47 percent of the total. The Disorderly Conduct and All Other 
categories have the highest percentage of arrest for Part II offenses. 
These offenses accounted for 38.5 percent of the total for Part II 
crimes. 



VIOLENT CRIME 

Arrests for crimes of violence (Murder, Forcible Rape, 
Robbery, and Felonious Assault) on a statewide basis amounted to 
23 percent of arrests for the Part I offenses and 8 percent of the 
total arrests. A further evaluation indicates that arrests for 
Robbery and Felonious Assault were the most frequent, representing 
45 percent each of the total arrests for violent crimes. 



88 



I 



PROPERTY CRIMES 



Property Crime arrests (Breaking or Entering, Larceny- 
Theft and Motor Vehicle Theft) comprised 77 percent of all arrests 
for Part I offenses and 26 percent of the total arrests. 

The highest percentage of Property Crime arrests, 61 per 
cent, occurred in the Larceny category. 



DRUG ABUSE VIOLATION ARRESTS 

Information pertaining to Drug Abuse Violation arrests 
is collected according to specific drug categories. During 1975, 
a total of 13,799 arrests were made for Drug Abuse Law violations. 
Evaluation of data reported discloses that 64.9 percent of all 
persons arrested for Drug Abuse Violations were under 21 years 
of age. Moreover, 31.4 percent of those arrested were under the 
age of 18. Analysis of individual drug categories showed that 
the highest percentage of arrests, 75.4 percent, involved mari- 
juana. 



GAMBLING ARRESTS 

A total of 1,663 gambling arrests were reported during 

1975. 

Arrests for gambling offenses amounted to 1 percent of 
all reported Part I and Part II arrests. Persons under the age 
of 18 made up .2 percent of all gambling arrests. The 30-34 age 
category had the highest percentage of gambling arrests with 17.4 
percent of the total . 

The All Other gambling category showed the highest per- 
centage of arrests with 62 percent of the total gambling arrests. 



89 



ARRESTS 



JUVENILE AND ADULT BY MONTH 1975 

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 




ADULTS 



JUVENILES 



90 



ANALYSIS 

DRUG ABUSE VIOLATION ARRESTS 1975 





Opium or Cocaine and their FiTiT^ivxl Marijuana 

derivatives (Morphine, Heroin) t-'ri'i'ivi'i'i'ii 



yilllllllllJ l ^'^^^^ Cocaine and their 



Other dangerous non-narcotic 
drugs (Barbiturates, Benzedrine) 



Synthetic narcotics 
(Demerol, Methadones) 



91 



ANALYSIS 

GAMBLING ARRESTS 1975 




mm 

n ■< I . ■ • i '^ 



4y 



Si 






Total Arrests 


Total Adults 


Total Juuenili 


Murder 


Nonnegl igent 
Manslaughter 


Rape 


Robbery 


Aggravated 
Assault 


Breaking i 
Entering 


Larceny 


M/V Theft 


3 

Ln«t 


Arson 


Forgery S 
Counterfeit! 


egion I 


10,337 


7,433 


2,904 


29 





50 


108 


577 


883 


1 ,407 


165 


1 031 


16 


112 


Carol ine County 


495 


340 


155 


1 





3 


8 


19 


54 


82 


18 


63 


1 


6 


Denton PD 


100 


73 


27 











2 


5 


2 


35 













Federal sburg PO 


85 


70 


1 ^ 


g 


Q 


Q 




2 






2 


20 


Q 


4 


Greensboro PD 


36 


15 


21 














1 


4 


7 


3 


3 








Preston PD 


2 





2 



































Ridgely PD 


g 















Q 










Q 








M 


Caroline County SO 


54 


49 


5 














1 


4 


1 





2 


D 




State Police 


209 


129 


80 


1 





3 


3 


9 


39 


34 


12 


18 


1 


2 1 


Cecil County 


1 820 


1 1 86 


634 


2 





20 


14 


96 


1 52 


225 


36 


236 


4 




Elkton PD 


278 


193 


85 











1 


1 


10 


51 


14 


26 





1 


North East PD 


45 


26 


19 














5 


1 








8 


D 





Rising Sun PD 


119 


33 


86 














3 


1 


29 


2 


7 


2 


2 


Tor- i 1 rrmntu ^0 


526 


404 


122 








17 


1 


31 


37 


34 


9 


76 


2 


1 


State Pol ice 


852 


530 


322 


2 





3 


12 


56 


103 


111 


11 


119 





7 ^ 


Dorchester County 


1 ,429 


1,115 


314 


4 





4 


7 


156 


55 


220 


14 


141 


3 


21 


Cambridge PO 


849 


607 


242 


2 





1 


4 


117 


27 


164 


10 


30 


3 


20 


nur 1 oc R r\j 


1 





1 



































Dorchester County SO 


491 


453 


38 








1 





36 


18 


46 


3 


1 00 





1 


af a Prt1 1 fo 


88 


55 


33 


2 





2 


3 


3 


10 


10 


1 


1 1 








Kent County 


509 


422 


87 











2 


21 


60 


53 


5 


73 


1 


14 


Chestertown PD 


57 


26 


31 











1 


1 


24 


10 





7 








KOCK Ha 1 1 rU 




Q 


2 


Q 


Q 


Q 











3 














Kent County SO 


357 


334 


23 











1 


18 


33 


31 





54 


1 


14 


State Police 


92 


62 


30 














2 


3 


9 


5 


12 








Queen Anne's County 


293 


204 


89 


7 








4 


15 


29 


60 


2 


52 





3 


Lentrevi i te ru 


10 


10 




















4 


5 














* Queen Anne's County SO 


42 


42 























1 





20 








State Pol Ice 


241 


152 


89 


7 








4 


15 


25 


54 


2 


32 





3 


Somerset County 


830 


663 


167 


4 





1 


2 


100 


142 


83 


11 


98 


1 


1 


Crisfleld PD 


206 


176 


30 














56 


23 


18 


1 


3 








Princess Anne PD 


44 


29 


15 











D 


5 





5 





10 








Somerset County SO 


298 


287 


11 














11 


12 


21 


7 


76 


1 





State Police 


282 


171 


111 


4 





1 


2 


28 


107 


39 


3 


9 





1 


Talbot County 


739 


498 


241 


3 





2 


16 


31 


58 


127 


10 


105 


1 


16 


Easton PD 


337 


207 


130 


2 








9 


5 


19 


71 


4 


47 





15 


Oxford PD 


2 


1 


1 














1 




















St. Michael's PD 


30 


18 


12 











1 


4 


3 


13 





4 





1 



•Does not Include a complete year's data 



94 



326 


5 


229 


469 


119 


11 


75 


1.158 


8 


244 


145 


142 


755 


38 


1 .680 


328 


18 


199 


8 





10 


35 


7 








29 





17 


15 





44 





63 


7 





5 











4 


4 








9 





C 


9 





10 

















2 








4 


1 








2 





3 


4 





12 





13 








2 











5 


1 

















2 





10 


























2 




















C 



























































7 














1 


2 


























14 














30 











4 





10 


20 


1 








18 














5 





20 


7 





2 


49 


1 


22 


85 


14 





' 


135 





66 


10 


20 


168 


11 


296 


34 


15 


91 


5 





3 


9 











14 








1 


5 


63 


9 


56 





7 


2 








1 




















C 


1 


1 


14 





6 





3 


5 








1 


12 


1 








12 








4 


3 


15 


1 


11 





5 


8 


20 





2 


1 


1 








32 





64 


4 


3 


26 





130 








35 


24 


1 


15 


63 


12 





7 


77 





2 





8 


50 


1 


93 


34 





41 


69 


1 


15 


71 


7 


1 


9 


69 


1 


29 


47 


15 


1 09 





346 








1 5 


40 





3 


49 


3 


1 


4 


43 


1 


27 


46 


13 


77 





152 








12 











1 


























Q 








Q 








29 


1 


10 


13 


1 





4 


11 








1 


1 


29 





185 








1 








2 


8 


3 





1 


15 





2 





1 


3 





9 








2 


27 





3 


1 2 


1 





2 


54 





48 


7 


3 


22 


2 


89 


4 





6 











3 


























1 





1 

































































26 





3 


7 


1 








13 





48 


7 





12 


2 


82 


3 





1 


1 








2 








2 


41 











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6 


1 





5 


10 


1 


5 


14 


] 


1 


4 


25 


1 





Q 




g 


Q 


40 


2 





8 





Q 


Q 


Q 


Q 


g 


Q 


Q 























Q 


Q 


3 


1 





2 
































15 











7 





5 


12 


1 


1 


4 


25 


1 








1 


8 





24 


2 





8 


66 


1 


32 


45 


14 





2 


31 





35 


2 


2 


50 


2 


93 


5 





7 


e 





2 


13 


2 





1 


1 





10 








20 


2 


46 



















4 











5 





1 








9 








5 








57 


1 


10 


13 


5 





1 


9 





23 


2 


1 


19 





29 











1 





20 


15 


7 








16 





1 





1 


2 





18 








7 


9 





13 


54 


10 





3 


62 





7 





13 


36 


4 


110 


25 





24 








3 


12 


4 








14 











10 


23 


4 


89 








6 











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1 











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120 














1 


13 


10 


8 





44 










State Police 


250 


152 


98 


1 





2 


5 


8 


26 


35 


6 


10 


1 







mcomtco County 


1,628 


1,193 


435 


8 





10 


33 


72 


202 


298 


49 


143 


5 


27 




Deltnar PD 


23 


17 


6 











1 


2 


2 


6 





1 










•Frultland PD 


1 


1 




















1 



















Salisbury PD 


779 


540 


239 


1 





5 


10 


10 


93 


114 


20 


82 


2 


15 




Wicomico County SO 


290 


277 


13 














33 





82 





40 


1 


1 




State Pol ice 


535 


358 


177 


7 





5 


22 


27 


106 


96 


29 


20 


2 


11 




Worcester County 


2 594 


1 812 


782 


Q 





1 


22 


67 


1 31 


259 


20 


120 





1 3 




Berlin PD 


63 


47 


16 








1 





7 


10 


9 





1 





1 




Ocean City PD 


1,860 


1,264 


596 








3 


15 


1 


64 


95 


8 


105 





6 




Ocean Pines PD 


16 


13 


3 




















2 





2 








4 


Pocomoke City PD 


286 


225 


61 














30 


14 


67 


2 


5 










Snow Hill PO 


26 


15 


n 














1 


6 


5 





2 












1 1 5 


92 


2 3 


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228 


1 56 









6 


5 


21 


22 


68 


9 


3 










Region II 


5,071 


3,696 


1 ,375 


19 





23 


30 


181 


417 


672 


78 


721 


6 


38 




Calvert County 


967 


652 


315 


3 





9 


6 


55 


125 


102 


13 


81 


2 


4 




Chesapealte Beach PD 


61 


22 


39 








1 





U 


9 


10 


1 













'North Beach PD 


22 


15 


7 











1 


2 











10 










Calvert County SO 


73 


62 


11 

















4 


3 


1 


1 





1 




State Police 


811 


553 


258 


3 





8 


5 


53 


112 


89 


11 


70 


2 


3 




Charles County 


2,560 


1,907 


653 


7 





6 


17 


81 


181 


307 


54 


388 


3 


26 




La Plata PD 


38 


23 


15 














3 


10 


1 
















Charles County SO 


2,204 


1,699 


505 


6 





4 


11 


51 


140 


274 


38 


373 


3 


19 




State Police 


318 


185 


133 


1 





2 


6 


27 


31 


32 


16 


15 





7 




St. Mary's County 


1 ,544 


1,137 


407 


9 





8 


7 


45 


111 


263 


11 


252 


1 


8 




St. Hary's County SO 


1,140 


851 


289 








3 


5 


1 9 


77 


202 


1 


226 


1 


6 


1 


State Police 


404 


286 


1 18 


9 





5 


2 


26 


34 


61 


10 


26 










Region III 


9,393 


6,549 


2.844 


19 





40 


102 


559 


711 


1,472 


151 


994 


16 


105 . 




Allegany County 


1 ,979 


1 ,286 


693 


2 





9 


1 


166 


144 


344 


31 


197 


2 


1 1 




Cumberland PD 


898 


533 


365 








1 


1 





52 


166 


13 


126 


1 


5 




Frostburg PD 


154 


80 


74 

















1 


3 





15 










Frostburg State College PD 


38 


19 


19 

















10 


9 





1 










Lonaconing PD 


13 


7 


6 

















5 



















Westernport PD 














































Allegany County SO 


210 


181 


29 














60 


2 


6 


1 


40 





2 




State's Attorney's Office 


17 


14 


3 











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2 





6 





5 


1 


2 




State Police 


649 


452 


197 


2 





8 





104 


74 


154 


17 


10 





2 





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96 



7 





3 


2 


1 








9 





7 








8 





7 











2 





7 


38 


5 





3 


37 











3 


4 





14 


25 





18 


58 


1 


31 


88 


27 





13 


99 


1 


29 


5 


1 3 


68 


11 


317 


3 





17 























5 








2 





2 





2 

































































38 


1 


15 


43 


18 





1 


31 


1 


29 





9 


54 


11 


164 


1 





11 


14 








5 








6 


3 














2 





103 











6 





16 


40 


9 





6 


60 








3 


4 


10 





48 


2 





6 


30 





98 


65 


38 


9 


35 


654 


5 


13 


59 


75 


260 


8 


326 


248 


3 


26 


2 





5 


3 











5 





3 


5 





3 





5 


3 








16 





87 


47 


25 





32 


549 








44 


68 


1 84 


2 


258 


243 





8 











1 








1 


7 





1 














2 











8 





3 


3 


4 


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1 8 


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9 


2 


69 


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26 


2 


3 


5 








1 





1 








9 














1 

















3 











2 


9 





27 


5 


1 





3 


1 





18 











1 





2 


11 


6 





1 


39 








1 


2 


2 





17 








12 


238 


2 


85 


197 


110 


1 


20 


477 


12 


124 


188 


53 


291 


5 


879 


61 


5 


138 


28 





34 


48 


27 





4 


52 





24 


11 


12 


75 


2 


192 


3 


5 


50 











12 





3 





4 








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1 























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1 





1 





1 


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4 





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1 


10 








3 





5 





37 








2 


28 





29 


36 


26 





3 


38 





24 





11 


66 


2 


154 


1 





37 


148 


2 


35 


106 


52 





11 


176 


3 


100 


167 


9 


130 


1 


444 


20 





86 














2 








3 








6 


5 


5 














3 


141 


1 


24 


94 


34 





1 1 


1 30 




1 00 


1 61 


1 


113 


Q 


408 


Q 


Q 


64 


7 


1 


11 


12 


16 








43 





Q 


Q 


3 


1 2 




36 


20 


Q 


19 


62 





16 


43 


31 


1 


5 


249 


9 





10 


32 


86 


2 


243 


38 





2 


61 





9 


33 


1 6 


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21 2 








10 


1 7 


38 





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Q 


7 


1 


1 5 






37 


9 








1 5 


48 


2 


42 


38 







299 


8 


131 


405 


97 


13 


32 


575 


29 


287 


491 


221 


785 


77 


1,284 


129 


28 


333 


40 


2 


19 


60 


15 





5 


98 


2 


46 


92 


96 


171 





325 


20 


7 


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16 





11 


4 


8 








25 





24 


81 


64 


89 





175 





5 


31 























10 











2 


21 





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16 











6 


3 























6 











2 


1 



































6 


2 







































































3 








7 


1 





1 


44 








11 





23 





6 








3 





1 


















































21 


1 


8 


43 


3 





4 


19 


2 


22 





24 


30 





58 


^o 





23 



97 



Carroll County 


1,775 


1 ,230 


545 


4 





10 


12 


110 


185 


238 


28 


191 


9 


16 


'Hampstead PD 


13 


2 


11 

















8 





3 











Manchester PD 


1 


1 






































*New Windsor PD 












































Sykesville PD 


77 


21 


56 














5 


5 


23 





5 








Taneytown PD 


23 


22 


1 














1 


1 








2 








Union Bridge PD 


19 


13 


6 











1 





4 


3 











1 


Westminster PD 


321 


259 


62 











1 


2 


1 1 


47 


2 


59 


7 


5 


State Po1 ice 


1 ,321 


912 


409 


4 





10 


10 


102 


156 


165 


23 


125 


2 


10 


Frederick County 


2,783 


1 ,998 


785 


2 





9 


39 


163 


133 


402 


54 


265 


4 


45 


Brunswick PD 


157 


153 


4 








1 





12 


1 


8 


1 


37 








tmrtii tsbuTQ PD 






2 


Q 


Q 


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2 




Q 










Frederick PD 


1 ,467 


1 ,045 


422 


2 





3 


14 


31 


28 


276 


14 


143 


4 


42 J 


Thurmont PD 


20 


12 


8 

















1 


1 











: 1 


Frederick County SO 


10 


7 


3 


































State Police 


1 ,124 


778 


346 








5 


25 


118 


103 


117 


39 


85 





3 ^ 


Garrett County 


499 


356 


143 


3 





2 





51 


43 


83 


14 


32 





3 


Oakland PD 


53 


36 


17 














5 


8 


9 





6 








Garrett County SO 


263 


206 


57 








1 





19 


18 


44 


1 


24 








State Police 


103 


114 


69 


3 





1 





27 


17 


30 


13 


2 





3 


Washington County 


2,357 


1 ,679 


678 


8 





10 


50 


69 


206 


405 


24 


309 


1 


30 


•Boonsboro PD 


3 


2 


1 














1 


1 














i 


Hagerstown PD 


1 ,586 


1 ,198 


388 


7 





5 


30 


12 


114 


253 


7 


268 


1 


- 1 


Hancock PD 


87 


66 


21 














3 


8 


13 


2 


20 





1 1 


Wi 1 1 iamsport PD 


12 


3 


9 

















6 


6 











1 


Washington County SO 


148 


77 


71 











2 


14 


14 


58 





3 





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State Pol ice 


521 


333 


188 


1 





5 


18 


39 


63 


75 


15 


18 







eglon IV 


34,235 


18,981 


15,254 


70 


14 


150 


860 


849 


3,176 


7.762 


844 


2,305 


172 


360 


Montgomery County 


1 3,893 


7,620 


6,273 


1 7 


2 


35 


21 3 


145 


957 


3,1 33 


414 


876 


67 


110 


Gaithersburg PD 


6 


4 


2 








1 


1 


1 


2 


1 













Md. Nat. Cap. Park Pol ice 


176 


39 


137 














1 


4 


5 













Montgomery County PD 


12,738 


7,001 


5,737 


16 


2 


33 


195 


112 


890 


3,025 


378 


806 


62 


94 


Rockville PD 


182 


112 


70 











1 


8 


4 


14 


1 


7 


2 





Takoma Park PD 


641 


345 


296 


1 








16 


15 


55 


86 


24 


53 


3 


13 


State Police 


150 


119 


31 








1 





8 


2 


2 


11 


10 





3 


Prince George's County 


20,342 


11,361 


8,981 


53 


12 


115 


647 


704 


2,219 


4.629 


430 


1,429 


105 


250 


Bladensburg PD 


493 


203 


290 











4 


34 


20 


34 


2 


23 








Bowie State College PO 












































Cheverly PO 


111 


49 


62 











4 


4 


15 


7 


1 


3 





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Colmar Manor-Cottage City PD 65 


15 


50 














3 


6 


2 





1 





1 
1 


District Heights PD 


106 


44 


62 











3 


1 


4 


1 


1 


9 








Falrmount Heights PD 


12 


4 


8 








1 








6 


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33 


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40 


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204 


32 


199 


62 


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15 


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56 


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281 


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39 


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94 


505 


1 429 


535 


1 


306 


2 761 


1 76 


120 


1 242 


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2,380 


28 


5,386 


167 


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771 


216 


27 


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576 


341 


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207 


27 


130 


516 


294 


3 


158 


795 


29 


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928 


413 


652 


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44 








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12 


608 


67 


368 


853 


194 


7 


142 


1 .759 


147 


78 


259 


171 


1.644 


15 


2,826 


160 


202 


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14 








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9 





48 





5 


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67 


8 


59 





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12 





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Green belt PD 


493 


207 


286 


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31 


37 


19 


13 


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350 


108 


242 








1 


11 


15 


23 


38 


10 


30 








Laurel PD 


441 


292 


149 


1 


1 


c 


6 


6 


31 


64 


5 


20 





3 


Mt. Rainier PO 


290 


158 


132 








1 


4 


26 


14 


19 


1 


3 








Prince George's County PO 


16,663 


9,483 


7.180 


50 




108 


595 


541 


1 ,999 


4,307 


350 


1 ,246 


102 


230 


Riverdale PD 


109 


38 


71 














13 


2 


14 


4 


6 








Seat Pleasant PD 


67 


30 


37 














5 


7 


21 














U. of Md. College Park PD 


180 


107 


73 











1 


11 


5 


16 


7 


3 





3 


University Park PD 


20 


12 


8 











1 


1 


12 

















State Police 


875 


603 


272 


1 





3 


14 


33 


34 


55 


30 


65 





13 



"^^'O" V 109.856 71,741 38,115 431 19 557 4,788 3,814 8,189 15,926 2,849 9,966 260 510 



Baltimore City 72,837 48,132 24,705 386 8 393 4,083 2,356 4,844 9,249 2,101 6,163 132 246 



Baltimore City PD 


72,722 


48,039 


24,683 


386 


8 


393 


4,083 


2.355 


4,844 


9.246 


2,098 


6,161 


132 


245 




State Police 


1 1 5 


93 


22 













1 





3 


3 


2 





1 




Anne Arundel County 


11 ,526 


8 296 


3 230 


1 2 




32 


1 63 


989 


897 


1 ,430 


278 


761 


32 


75 




Annapolis PD 


3,229 


2,180 


1 ,049 





2 


11 


37 


46 


128 


438 


28 


439 


1 


21 




Anne Arundel County PD 


6,964 


5.152 


1 ,812 


9 


1 


17 


115 


854 


694 


891 


196 


229 


29 


48 




State Aviation PO 


104 


94 


10 














1 


2 


1 


6 


5 










State Police 


1 .229 


370 


359 


3 





4 


11 


88 


73 


100 


48 


88 


2 


6 




Baltimore County 


18,133 


10,214 


7,919 


24 


7 


92 


428 


258 


1 ,830 


4.051 


339 


2.025 


76 


101 




Baltimore County PO 


17,222 


9,538 


7,684 


24 


7 


80 


416 


136 


1 ,778 


3.974 


300 


1 ,996 


74 


94 




Sparrows Point PD 


23 


22 


1 














4 





4 





1 










U. of Md. Balto. Co. PD 


6 


6 























5 
















State Police 


882 


648 


234 








12 


12 


118 


52 


68 


39 


28 


2 


7 




Harford County 


4,169 


2,925 


1 ,244 


5 





19 


55 


134 


377 


629 


58 


681 


4 


50 




Aberdeen PD 


321 


285 


36 








7 


9 


16 


25 


12 


7 


96 





5 




Bel Air PD 


319 


157 


162 











6 


9 


14 


149 


4 


38 





1 




Havre de Grace PD 


507 


332 


175 








1 


3 


11 


48 


53 


2 


83 





2 




Harford County SO 


2.106 


1 .585 


521 








4 


11 


30 


203 


285 


17 


331 


3 


31 




State Police 


916 


566 


350 


5 





7 


26 


68 


87 


130 


28 


133 


1 


11 




Howard County 


3,191 


2.174 


1 ,017 


4 


1 


21 


59 


77 


241 


567 


73 


336 


16 


38' 




Howard County PD 


2,713 


1,788 


925 


3 


1 


16 


56 


36 


224 


517 


60 


272 


16 


32 




State Police 


478 


386 


92 


1 





5 


3 


41 


17 


50 


13 


64 





6 




ARKS 
































U.S. Park Service 


1,096 


826 


270 


1 





1 


1 


51 





19 


45 





2 


1 





•Does not Include a complete year's data 



100 









2 


4 


5 








1 




















19 


2 


2 





3 





8 


1 7 


33 





12 


46 





1 


67 


20 


39 


7 


88 





19 


15 


2 


C 


4 


37 











7 








1 


12 


32 





70 


18 


29 


10 


6 





5 


13 


10 





2 


21 





11 


94 





77 





38 


3 


10 


14 


5 





4 


3 


8 


2 





9 








16 


9 


89 


7 


61 


7 


7 


5 


513 


66 


313 


668 


48 


5 


120 


1 .414 


135 


65 





117 


1 ,209 





2,232 





94 


125 








1 


6 


9 








3 














19 





16 


1 


8 


7 








3 


5 


4 








2 








1 





11 





4 





2 


2 











12 


15 





3 


37 








27 





17 





22 








1 











4 




















2 























76 





19 


40 


32 





3 


126 


8 


1 





4 


44 


1 


91 


127 





55 


2,610 


39 


997 


3,041 


3,176 


61 1 


584 


8,731 


1 ,703 


782 


5,205 


2.113 


15,339 


847 


14.014 


883 


400 


1 .472 


943 


13 


556 


1 ,774 


2,666 


587 


338 


5,628 


1 .537 


555 


3.618 


1 ,437 


12,331 


738 


8.973 


9 


375 


798 


940 


13 


554 


1 ,774 


2,666 


587 


338 


5,573 


1,537 


554 


3,618 


1 ,437 


12,331 


738 


8,950 





375 


786 


3 





2 














55 





1 














23 


9 





12 


728 


7 


144 


292 


189 


5 


64 


1 .022 


31 


6 


733 


97 


1.019 


22 


1 .639 


706 


8 


142 


114 





26 





52 





15 


243 


15 





165 


51 


426 




537 


386 





47 


539 





96 


235 


96 


5 


36 


600 


16 


5 


564 


39 


553 


20 


877 


129 


8 


63 








2 


2 


22 








21 








4 





12 


1 


13 


3 





9 


73 


7 


20 


55 


19 





13 


153 





1 





7 


28 





212 


188 





23 


529 


8 


150 


671 


204 


17 


147 


1,598 


120 


42 


523 


552 


1 ,526 


62 


2,283 


36 


17 


417 


493 


8 


123 


631 


186 


1 7 


145 


1 ,432 


92 


42 


521 


545 


1 .477 


59 


2,169 





17 


386 








1 














1 


8 





1 





1 





2 





















































1 











36 





26 


40 


18 





2 


165 


20 





1 


7 


48 


3 


111 


36 





31 


190 


7 


106 


210 


52 


2 


13 


220 


12 


163 


47 


14 


191 


14 


802 


48 





66 


7 





1 


11 


6 


2 





12 








11 


2 


48 


8 


26 








10 








1 





11 








17 








16 


6 


15 





31 








1 


8 


3 


5 


17 


8 





1 


23 





5 


7 


3 


58 


6 


147 








13 


163 


4 


81 


118 


4 





8 


107 


12 


158 


13 


1 


34 





482 








6 


12 





18 


64 


23 





4 


61 











2 


36 





116 


48 





36 


220 


4 


41 


94 


65 





22 


263 


3 


16 


284 


13 


272 


11 


317 


84 





49 


190 


4 


31 


85 


55 





16 


217 


3 


15 


284 


8 


255 


11 


255 


8 





45 


30 





10 


9 


10 





6 


46 





1 





5 


17 





62 


76 





6 










7 


14 


32 





7 


97 








343 


202 


114 


1 


103 


6 





49 



101 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 

4 



•* 



103 



IN MEMORIAM 



During the past several years the number of law enforce- 
ment officers assaulted and killed in the line of duty has signifi 
cantly increased. Members of the Maryland Criminal Justice Infor- 
mation System - Central Repository express their sympathy to the 
families of Maryland law enforcement officers who were killed in 
the line of duty. The law enforcement officers killed in the line 
of duty in 1975 were: 

MART HUDSON, JR. 

Trooper, Maryland State Police 

1950 - 1975 
* 

WALLACE JOHNSON MOWBRAY 

Sergeant, Maryland State Police 

1936 - 1975 
* 

TIMOTHY B. RIDENOUR 

Patrolman, Baltimore City Police Department 

1949 - 1975 
* 

DONALD RALPH KLINE 
Patrolman, Hagerstown Police Department 
1935 - 1975 



104 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS KILLED 



Four Law Enforcement officers were killed in Maryland dur- 
ing 1975. The following summaries are based on information provided 
by the Federal Bureau of Investigation who conducts in-depth investi- 
gations into these tragic incidents in which Law Enforcement officers 
paid the supreme sacrifice in the performance of their duties. 



June 15. 1975 

A State Police trooper died as a result of a hit and run 
driver. The trooper, a negro male 25 years of age, was assisting 
a disabled motorist when an automobile driven by a white male, 17 
years of age, went through the flares and ran into Trooper Hudson. 
The subject was subsequently apprehended by the Virginia State 
Pol ice. 



August 9, 1975 

A State Police sergeant died as a result of gunshot wounds 
received after making a traffic stop. The sergeant, a white male 39 
years of age, stopped a vehicle containing four individuals for a 
license check. The sergeant obtained an operator's permit from one 
subject and returned to his patrol vehicle. The serge*nt, a 13-year 
veteran of law enforcement, was fatally wounded in the head with a 
20 gauge shotgun. The subjects fled the scene in the vehicle, which 
was later determined to have been stolen. The sergeant was trans- 
ported to a hospital and died the next day. The subjects, white 
males 29, 28, 25 and 24 years of age, were subsequently apprehended. 



October 27, 1975 

A patrolman with the Baltimore City Police Department for 
one year was shot and killed after responding to an indecent exposure 
complaint. The patrolman, a white male 26 years of age, and his 
partner responded to the scene and observed a Negro male, 32 years 
of age, partially clothed standing on a sidewalk. The officers 
exited their patrol vehicle. The subject entered the patrol vehic'i-j 
and attempted to obtain the keys. The patrolman's partner thwarted 
the attempt and asked the subject if he desired to go with the offi- 
cers. The subject nodded his head in the affirmative, exited the 
patrol vehicle and began walking toward a nearby residence. As the 
officers began to follow him, he turned and started to struggle with 
the patrolman. The patrolman's partner attempted to restrain the 
subject, but the subject eluded him and obtained the patrolman's .38 
caliber service weapon. The subject fatally wounded the patrolman 
in the head with the service weapon. The subject was subsequently 
shot and killed in a gun battle with the patrolman's partner and a 
responding officer. 



105 



December 13, 1975 

An off-duty patrolman with the Hagerstown Police Depart- 
ment was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a grocery 
store robbery suspect. The patrolman, a white male 40 years of age, 
entered the store and observed a robbery in progress. As the sub-' 
ject was leaving the store, the patrolman drew his service weapon 
and identified himself. The subject, a white male 26 years of age, 
fled the scene on foot. The patrolman pursued the subject to a 
nearby alley where a struggle ensued. The 13-year veteran patrol- 
man was shot three times in the chest with a .25 caliber handgun. 
The subject was wounded in the chest by the patrolman and was sub- 
sequently apprehended by responding officers. 



106 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 



The following information is based on a detailed monthly 
collection of data in the Uniform Crime Reporting System regarding 
the problem of assaults on local, county and state Law Enforce- 
ment officers. The large number of reported assaults on sworn 
officers is in part due to a prevalent attitude of disrespect for 
Law Enforcement in certain elements of our society. 

A total of 3,471 Law Enforcement officers in Maryland 
were victims of assault in the line of duty during 1975. 

The rate of assaults on Law Enforcement officers for the 
State was 36 assaults for every 100 sworn officers. The two high- 
est assault rates per 100 officers were in Prince George's County 
with 50.6, and Baltimore City with 48.2. 

Physical force was used in 84.9 percent of all assaults 
on police officers. 

The greatest number of assaults (1,380) or 39.8 percent 
occurred while officers were responding to disturbance calls (family 
disputes, man with a gun, etc.). 39 percent of police officers were 
assaulted between 10:00 P.M. and 2:00 A.M. 

A total of 3,415 assaults on Law Enforcement officers were 
cleared during 1975, amounting to a 98 percent clearance rate. 



107 



POLICE ASSAULTED 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF WEAPON 1975 




108 



POLICE ASSAULTED 



PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF ACTIVITY 1975 



RESPONDING TO DISTURBANCE CALLS 



ATTEMPTING OTHER ARRESTS 



TRAFFIC PURSUITS & STOPS 



ALL OTHER 



HANDLING, TRANSPORTING & 
CUSTODY OF PRISONERS 



INVESTIGATION OF 
SUSPICIOUS PERSONS 



CIVIL DISORDER 



BURGLARiCS IN PROGRESS 



ROBBERIES IN PROGRESS 



MENTALLY DERANGED 



AMBUSH 



1 



39.8 22.3 11.9 11.4 6.4 4.4 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.1 



109 



POLICE ASSAULTED 




110 



POLICE ASSAULTED 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TIME OF DAY 1975 

PERCENT 



705:; 




60 

I I \ \ I I 

6 AM 8 AM 10 AM 12 PM 2 PM 4 PM 6 PM 8 PM 10 PM 12 AM 2 AM 4 AM 
to to to to to to to to to to to to 
8 AM 10 AM 12 PM 2 PM 4 PM 6 PM 8 PM 10 PM 12 AM 2 AM 4 AM 6 AM 



111 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 


. TYPE 


F WEAPON 


With Personal 


Police Assaults 




Assaul ted 


F 1 rea rin 


Knife 


Other 
Weapons 


Physical 
Force 


Injury 


Cleared 


Region I 


97 


10 


3 


10 


74 


35 


90 


Caroline County 


12 


6 





2 


4 


5 


12 


Denton PD 


2 


1 








1 





2 


Federal sburg PD 


2 











2 


2 


2 


State Police 


8 


5 





2 


1 


3 


B 


Cecil County 


1 3 


1 


1 


3 


8 


6 


1 3 


North East PO 


3 








2 


1 





3 


Rising Sun PO 


1 











1 





1 


Cecil County SO 


4 


1 


1 





2 


2 


4 


State Police 


5 








1 


4 


4 


5 


Dorchester County 


11 








2 


9 


4 


9 


Cambridge PO 


9 








2 


7 


2 


7 


Dorchester County SO 


2 











2 


2 


2 


Kent County 


7 








1 


6 


3 


7 


Chestertown PD 


1 











1 





1 


Kent County SO 


2 











2 


2 


2 


State Pol Ice 


4 








1 


3 


1 


4 


Queen Anne's County 


3 











3 





2 


State Police 


3 











3 





2 


Somerset County 


2 











2 





2 


Somerset County SO 


2 











2 





2 


Talbot County 


10 








1 


9 


3 


10 


Easton PD 


6 











6 


1 


6 


St. Michael's PD 


1 











1 





1 


Talbot County SO 


1 








1 





1 


1 


State Police 


2 











2 


1 


2 


Wicomico County 


9 


2 





1 


6 


4 


9 


Frultland PD 


1 











1 


1 


1 


Salisbury PD 


2 


1 








1 


1 


2 


Wicomico County SO 


1 











1 





1 


State Police 


5 


1 





1 


3 


2 


5 


Worcester County 


30 


1 


2 





27 


10 


26 


Berlin PD 


4 


1 








3 


4 


4 


Ocean City PD 


25 





2 





23 


6 


21 


State Police 


1 











1 





1 


Region II 


25 


1 








24 


5 


25 


Calvert County 


13 











13 


1 


13 


Chesapeake Beach PD 


1 











1 


1 


1 



112 



I AW ir(IOBi:[MfNT orrictRs ASSAULTIH 





Total Officers 


TYPE OF WEAPON 


With Personal 


Pol ice Assaults 




Assaul ted 


F i rearm 


Knife 


other 
Weapons 


Physical 
Force 


Injury 


Cleared 


North Beach PO 


11 
















11 


Calvert County SO 


1 











1 





1 


Charles County 


9 


1 








8 


3 


9 


La Plata PO 


2 











2 





2 


Charles County SO 


5 


1 








4 


2 


5 


State Police 


2 











2 


1 


2 


St. Mary's County 


3 











3 


1 


3 


St. Mary's County SO 


2 


Q 








2 


1 


2 


State Pol ice 


1 











1 





1 


Region MI 


125 


11 


1 


22 


91 


37 


118 


Allegany County 


11 








2 


9 


3 


11 


Cumberland PD 


1 


c 








1 


1 


1 


Allegany County SO 


5 


c 





1 


4 


1 


5 


State Police 


5 








1 


4 


1 


5 


Carroll County 


20 


3 





2 


15 


2 


18 


Sykesvtlle PD 


2 











2 





2 


Taneytown PD 


1 











1 





1 


State Police 


17 


3 





2 


12 


2 


15 

• 


Frederick County 


46 


3 





10 


33 


22 


41 


Brunswick PD 


10 


3 








7 


1 


10 


Eirmltsburg PD 


1 











1 





1 


Frederick PO 


19 








9 


10 


17 


19 


Frederick Count; SO 


2 











2 





2 


State Pol ice 


U 








1 


13 


4 


9 


Garrett County 


8 


1 


1 


1 


5 


3 


8 


Oakland PD 


3 





1 





2 


1 


3 


Garrett County SO 


2 











2 


1 


2 


State Police 


3 


1 





1 


1 


1 


3 


Washington County 


40 


4 





7 


29 


7 


40 


HagerstoMn PO 


34 


1 





6 


27 


6 


34 


Hancock PD 


1 











1 





1 


Washington County SO 


3 


3 











1 


3 


State Police 


2 








1 


1 





2 


Region IV 


852 


33 


21 


81 


717 


176 


843 


Montgomery County 


276 


10 


12 


32 


222 


94 


269 


Montgomery County PO 


232 


9 


12 


31 


180 


77 


226 


Rockville PD 


7 











7 


5 


6 


Takona Park PD 


35 


1 





1 


33 


11 


35 


State Police 


2 




113 








2 


1 


2 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 


TYPE OF WLAPON 


With Personal 


Pol ice Assaults 




Assdul ted 


Pi reanu 


Km fe 


Other 
Wi-.ipons 


Phys 1 ca 1 

rurxc 


Injury 


Cleared 


I'r i ri(. f GGortjp ' s Coun t y 


')76 




q 


49 


49b 




'j 74 


Bifldensburg PD 


6 


1 








5 


2 


6 


Cheverly PD 


3 











3 


1 


3 


Colmar Manor-Cottage City PD 


2 








1 


1 


2 


2 


Forest Heights PD 


2 











2 





2 


Greenbelt PD 


8 


1 








7 


2 


8 


Laurel PD 


20 








2 


18 


7 


20 


Mt. Rainier PD 


7 


3 








4 


2 


7 


Prince George's County PD 


492 


16 


9 


44 


423 


56 


492 


Riverdaie PD 


2 








Q 


2 





1 


Univ. of Md. College Park PD 


13 











13 


3 


12 


University Park PD 


1 











1 


1 


1 


State Police 


20 


2 


Q 


2 


1 6 


6 


20 


Region V 


2,372 


109 


75 


146 


2.042 


523 


2,339 


Baltimore City 


1 ,633 


83 


50 


96 


1 ,404 


285 


1 ,618 


Baltimore City PD 


1,633 




50 


96 


1 ,404 


285 


1 ,618 


Anne Arundel County 


212 


6 


9 


1 4 


1 83 


55 


207 


Annapol i s PD 


61 


3 


4 


6 


48 


11 


60 


Anne Arundel County PD 


122 


2 


4 


7 


109 


38 


118 


State Aviation PD 


1 











1 





1 


State Police 


28 


1 


1 


1 


25 


6 


28 


Baltimore County 


429 


13 


12 


23 


381 


162 


419 


Baltimore County PD 


412 


12 


12 


22 


366 


161 


402 


Sparrows Point PD 


1 











1 





1 


State Police 


16 


] 





] 


1 4 


1 


16 


Harford County 


48 


g 


] 


g 


33 


11 


46 


Aberdeen PD 


16 


3 


1 


1 


11 


2 


14 


Bel Air PD 


8 


1 





1 


6 


1 


8 


Harford County SO 


1 


1 














1 


State Pol 1ce 


23 


1 





6 


16 


8 


23 


Howard County 


50 


1 


3 


5 


41 


10 


49 


Howard County PD 


45 


1 


3 


3 


38 


8 


45 


State Police 


5 








2 


3 


2 


4 

1 



114 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



POLICE EMPLOYEE DATA 

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program in Maryland incor- 
porates the collection of pertinent data relating to the police 
of the state. Information regarding police employee strength is 
discussed in this section. 

This information is submitted by county, municipal, and 
state law enforcement agencies and compiled on an annual basis. 
Specific information concerning the number of law enforcement 
employees reflects the status as of October 31, 1975. 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE RATES 

In 1975, the average number of full-time law enforcement 
employees (county, municipal and state) including civilian employees, 
amounted to 2.9 for each 1,000 inhabitants of the State. The rate 
based on sworn personnel only (excluding civilians) amounted to 2.4 
per 1 ,000 population. 

The ratio of law enforcement employees per 1,000 popula- 
tion in any given area or municipality is influenced by a number of 
factors, much the same as the crime rate. The determina*cion of law 
enforcement strength for a given county or municipality is based on 
factors such as population density, size and character of the commu- 
nity, geog>^aphic location, proximity to metropolitan areas, and other 
conditions which exist in the area generating the need for law en- 
forcement services. Employee rates also differ among agencies since, 
in particular, there is a wide variation in the responsibilities and 
level of activity within various law enforcement agencies. The in- 
formation in this section relates to reported police employee strength 
and should not be interpreted as recommended strength for any area. 



CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES 

The personnel of each law enforcement agency differ as to 
the demands and responsibilities placed before them. Many police 
officers are fully occupied with clerical tasks and are not free to 
perform active police duties. There is a current upward trend in 
the thinking of police administrators to recommend the use of civi- 
lians in this capacity, thus freeing the sworn personnel for actual 
police related services. 

As of October 31, 1975, 2,100 or 18 percent of the total 
number of police employees in Maryland were civilians. 



115 



MUMCIPALITIES 



As of October 31, 1975, municipal police departments 
reported a total of 4,983 employees. This represents a rate of 
3.8 police employees per 1,000 population and a rate of 3.2 sworn 
personnel. There were 4,268 sworn officers and 715 civilian em- 
ployees. The sworn personnel represent 86% of the total and the 
civil ians 14%. 



COUNTIES 

This category includes data from County Police Depart- 
ments, Sheriff's Departments, and State Police. Combined, they 
reported as of October 31, 1975, a total of 6,364 employees. 
This amounts to a ratio 2.3 police employees per 1,000 population 
and a ratio of 1.8 sworn personnel. 79 percent were sworn and 
21 percent were civilian personnel. 

Any attempt to break down the categories above (County 
Police Department, Sheriff's Department and State Police) on a 
statewide basis would be misleading as they have overlapping and 
concurrent jurisdiction in many areas. Therefore, these cate- 
gories have been combined in order to represent the best possible 
ratios of police employees to the current population. 



116 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE RATES 

Number Rate 



REGION 1 694 2.6 

Caroline County • 36 1.8 

Cecil County 133 2.5 

Dorchester County 71 2.5 

Kent County 23 1 .4 

Queen Anne's County 43 2.1 

Somerset County 39 2.2 

Talbot County 96 3.9 

Wicomico County 139 2.4 

Worcester County 114 4.3 

REGION 2 239 1 .8 

Calvert County 53 2.0 

Charles County 122 2.2 

St. Mary's County 64 1.2 

REGION 3 768 2.0 

Allegany County 199 2.5 

Carroll County 110 1.4 

Frederick County 216 2.3 

Gar.-ett County 38 1.7 

Washington County 205 1.9 

REGION 4 2,578 2.1 

Montgomery County 1,080 1.9 

Pr. George's County 1,498 2.2 

REGION 5 7,473 3.6 

Baltimore City ^ 3,961 4.6 

Anne Arundel County 754 2.3 

Baltimore County 2,205 3.4 

Harford County 260 2.0 

Howard County 293 3.1 

STATE TOTAL ■ 11 ,752 2.9 



117 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 





TOIAL 


% SWORN 


% CIVILIAN 


% MALE 


% FEMALl 


REGION 1 


694 


84% 


16% 


92% 


8% 


CAROLINE COUNTY 


. 36 


89% 


11% 


97% 


3% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


8 


63% 


37% 


100% 


0% 


Denton 


6 


83% 


17% 


83% 


17% 


Federal sburg 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Greensboro 




1 r\r\oi 
1 UU^ 


r\o/ 

yj/o 


\ UU% 




Preston 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Ridgely 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


12 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


CECIL COUNTY 


133 


77% 


23% 


90% 


10% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


23 


74% 


26% 


78% 


22% 


r^ 1.4. 

L 1 kton 


Id 




1 "70/ 




o% 


North East 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


3% 


Rising Sun 


4 


75% 


25% 


75% 


25% 


State Police 


91 


76% 


24% 


93% 


7% 


DORCHESTER COUNTY 


71 


89% 


11% 


92% 


8% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


\ 1 




CO/ 




0/0 


Cambridge 


42 


83% 


17% 


88% 


12% 


Hurlock 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


11 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


KENT COUNTY 


23 


91% 


9% 


91% 


9% 


Sheriff s Dept. 


8 




O C 0/ 

25% 


0/ 

oo/o 


TOO/ 
\d/o 


Chestertown 


7 


100% 


0% 


86% 


14% 


Rock Hall 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


6 


100% 


0% 


100% 


Q% 


QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


43 


88% 


12% 


91% 


9%' 


Sheriff's Dept. 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Centrevil le 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


33 


85% 


15% 


88% 


12% 



119 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



TOTAL % SWORN X CIVILIAN % MALE t FEMALE 



SOMERSET COUNTY 


39 


92 X 


8% 


90% 


10% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


14 


100% 


0% 


86% 


14% 


Crisfield 


10 


70% 


30% 


80% 


20% 


Princess Anne 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


10 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 



TALBOT COUNTY 


96 


77% 


23% 


91% 


9% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


12 


100% 


0% 


83% 


17% 


Easton 


23 


87% 


13% 


87% 


13% 


Oxford 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


St. Michael's 


5 


80% 


20% 


80% 


20% 


State Police 


55 


67% 


33% 


95% 


5% 



WICOMICO COUNTY 


139 


81% 


19% 


92% 


8% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


13 


92% 


8% 


92% 


8% 


Del mar 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Fruitland 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Sal isbury 


52 


85% 


15% 


88% 


12% 


State Police 


66 


74% 


26% 


94% 


6% 



WORCESTER COUNTY 


114 


89% 


11% 


95% 


5% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


13 


77% 


23% 


85% 


15% 


Berl in 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Ocean City 


49 


98% 


2% 


94% 


6% 


Pocomoke City 


13 


77% 


23% 


92% 


8% 


Snow Hill 


9 


67% 


33% 


100% 


0% 


Ocean Pines 


11 


82% 


18% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


14 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 



REGION 2 


239 


87% 


13% 


91% 


9% 


CALVERT COUNTY 


53 


96% 


4% 


96% 


4% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


15 


87% 


13% 


87% 


13% 


Chesapeake Beach 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


North Beach 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


28 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 



120 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



TOTAL % SWORN % CIVILIAN % MALE % FEMALE 



CHARLES COUNTY 


122 


84% 


16% 


89% 


11% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


75 


87% 


13% 


89% 


11% 


La Plata 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


o ta tc rU 1 1 uc 




oua) 


L\Jh 




1 1% 


ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


64 


86% 


14% 


89% 


11% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


32 


78% 


22% 


84% 


16% 


State Police 


32 


94% 


6% 


94% 


6% 


REGION 3 


768 


83% 


17% 


92% 


8% 


ALLEGANY COUNTY 


199 


86% 


14% 


93% 


7% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


23 


96% 


4% 


96% 


4% 


Piimhpi'*! 3nH 
uuiiiuc 1 1 a 1 1 u 


7Q 






96% 


4% 

~ to 


Frostburg 


15 


93% 


7% 


93% 


7% 


Lonaconing 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Westernport 


6 


100% 


0% 


83% 


17% 


Frostburg St. College 


17 


88% 


12% 


94% 


6% 


State's Att. Office 


7 


29% 


71% 


71% 


29% 


State Police 


49 


80% 


20% 


92% 


8% 


CARROLL COUNTY 


110 


85% 


15% 


95% 


5% 


namps Lcdu 


1 
1 


1 \J\} lo 




1 UUa) 


U A> 


Manchester 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Sykesvil le 


6 


83% 


17% 


83% 


17% 


Taneytown 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Union Bridge 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Westminster 


15 


93% 


1% 


93% 


J% 


State Pol ice 


83 


83% 


17% 


95% 


5% 


FREDERICK COUNTY 


216 


79% 


21% 


89% 


11% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


33 


39% 


61% 


76% 


24% 


Brunswick 


8 


100% 


0% 


88% 


12% 


Emmitsburg 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Frederick 


85 


86% 


14% 


87% 


13% 


Thurmont 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


85 


84% 


16% 


96% 


4% 



121 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



TOTAL % SWORN % CIVILIAN % MALE % FEMALE 



GARRETT COUNTY 


38 


76% 


24% 


92% 


8% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


17 


53% 


47% 


88% 


12% 


Oakland 


7 


86% 


14% 


86% 


14% 


State Police 


14 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 



WASHINGTON COUNTY 


205 


85% 


15% 


91% 


9% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


42 


86% 


14% 


83% 


17% 


Boonsboro 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Hagerstown 


99 


85% 


15% 


92% 


8% 


Hancock 


4 


75% 


25% 


75% 


25% 


Will iamsport 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Pol ice 


56 


84% 


16% 


96% 


4% 



REGION 4 


2,578 


79% 


21% 


85% 


15% 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


1,080 


83% 


17% 


88% 


12% 


Gaithersburg 


6 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Md. Nat. Cap. Park 


50 


88% 


12% 


88% 


12% 


Montgomery County 


929 


83% 


17% 


88% 


12% 


Rockvil le 


20 


75% 


25% 


85% 


15% 


Takoma Park 


33 


79% 


21% 


76% 


24% 


State Police 


42 


86% 


14% 


88% 


12% 


PR. GEORGE'S COUNTY 


1 ,498 


76% 


24% 


84% 


16% 


Bladensburg 


16 


69% 


31% 


100% 


0% 


Cheverly 


6 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Colmar Manor- 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Cottage City 












District Heights 


7 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Fairmount Heights 


9 


89% 


11% 


89% 


11% 


Forest Heights 


7 


86% 


14% 


86% 


14% 


Greenbel t 


24 


79% 


21% 


96% 


4% 


Hyattsville 


25 


80% 


20% 


80% 


20% 


Laurel 


27 


78% 


22% 


85% 


15% 


Mt. Rainier 


18 


72% 


28% 


78% 


22% 


Pr. George' s Co. 


1 ,083 


75% 


25% 


82% 


18% 


Ri verdal e 


10 


70% 


30% 


80% 


20% 


Univ. of Md.-C.P. 


71 


87% 


13% 


85% 


15% 


University Park 


4 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Bowie State College 


17 


71% 


29% 


82% 


18% 


State Police 


172 


77% 


23% 


90% 


10% 



122 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



TOTAL % SWORN % CIVILIAN % MALE % FEMALE 



REGION 5 


7,473 


83% 


17% 


88% 


12% 


BALTIMORE CITY 


3,961 


86% 


14% 


89% 


11% 


Baltimore City 


3,947 


86% 


14% 


89% 


11% 


State Pol ice 


14 


79% 


21% 


100% 


0% 


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


754 


80% 


20% 


88% 


12% 


Annapol is 


108 


87% 


1 3% 


85% 


15% 


Anne Arundel Co. 


459 


76% 


24% 


87% 


13% 


State Aviation 


51 


90% 


10% 


90% 


10% 


State Pol ice 


136 


84% 


16% 


90% 


10% 


BALTIMORE COUNTY 


2,205 


80% 


20% 


85% 


15% 


Baltimore County 


1 ,322 


88% 


12% 


92% 


8% 


Sparrows Point 


175 


100% 


0% 


99% 


1% 


UMBC 


17 


88% 


12% 


88% 


12% 


State Pol ice 


691 


59% 


41% 


69% 


31% 


HARFORD COUNTY 


260 


88% 


12% 


89% 


11% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


70 


100% 


0% 


93% 


7% 


Aberdeen 


24 


83% 


17% 


92% 


8% 


Bel Air 


23 


78% 


22% 


78% 


22% 


Havre de Grace 


29 


90% 


10% 


79% 


21% 


State Police 


114 


84% 


16% 


91% 


9% 


HOWARD COUNTY 


293 


67% 


33% 


81% 


19% 


Howard County 


197 


70% 


30% 


80% 


20% 


State Police 


96 


60% 


40% 


83% 


17% 


MARYLAND TOTALS 


11,752 


82% 


18% 


88% 


12% 



123 



i 




1976 



CRIME 



IN MARYLAND 




UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS 



IN MEMORIAM 



During the past several years the number of law enforcement 
officers assaulted and killed in the line of duty has significantly 
increased. Members of the Criminal Records - Central Repository ex- 
press their sympathy to the families of Maryland law enforcement 
officers who were killed in the line of duty. The law enforcement 
officers killed in the line of duty in 1976 were: 



JOHN E. DALY, JR. 

Captain, Montgomery County Police Department 

1933 - 1976 
* 

JOHN M. FRONTCZAK 
Corporal, Montgomery County Police Department 

1943 - 1976 
★ 

JIMMY D. HALCOMB 
Police Officer, Baltimore City Police Department 

1944 - 1976 
* 

MARK C. FEATHERSTONE 
Deputy Sheriff, Calvert County Sheriff's Department 

1950 - 1976 



STATE OF MARYLAND 
UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS 



MARVIN MANDEL 

GOVERNOR 



ROBERT J. LALLY 

SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF 
PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL 
SERVICES 

THOMAS S. SMITH 

SUPERINTENDENT, MARYLAND 
STATE POLICE 



CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION 
SYSTEM CENTRAL REPOSITORY 



CAPTAIN H. W. DASHIELLS 
LAMONT EDWARDS 

VICTOR J. KONSAVAGE 

EDGAR H. WHITEMAN 
ROBERT J. SPANGLER 



DIRECTOR 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 

FIELD REPRESENTATIVE 

FIELD REPRESENTATIVE 
FIELD REPRESENTATIVE 



UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING SECTION 



ROSE MARIE DECARLO RESEARCH ANALYST 

STAFF 

DORIS A. CRAIG 
M. ANTOINETTE COMFORT 
BEATRICE SHAPIRO 
ELEANOR E. MERCER 
DENISE E. SMITH 
ANN LEVIN 
ELEANOR FLEISCHER 
JANET L ASHBURY 



MARYLAND STATE POLICE 

June 6, 1977 



Honorable Marvin Mandel 
Governor of Maryland 
State House 

Annapolis, Maryland 21404 

Dear Governor Mandel : 

In accordance with Article 88B, Sections 9 and 10, of the Annotated 
Code of Maryland, the Maryland State Police respectfully submits the 1976 Uni- 
form Crime Report for your information and review. 

The information presented in this report represents the results of 
Maryland's Uniform Crime Reporting Program after the second year of operation. 
The statistics presented were compiled from monthly reports submitted to the 
Criminal Records-Central Repository by law enforcement agencies throughout 
Maryland. Every effort has been made to verify the accuracy and completeness 
of the published information. 

This report also reflects our first endeavor to compare crime infor- 
mation for the State of Maryland and to calculate trend information. 

It is significant to note that crime, as measured by the seven Crime 
Index Offenses, has decreased 3 percent in Maryland in 1976 when compared to 
1975 data. With the exception of Rape and Larceny, all other categories have 
|l shown decreases in the volume of occurrences; the most significant being a 
19 percent decrease in the number of Murders. It is also significant to note 
that beginning with January of 1976, we added 13 new agencies to our Uniform 
Crime Reporting Program and still have shown a decrease in the volume of crime. 

This report is dedicated to the public officials and law enforcement 
officers who have shown their continued cooperation by their full participation 
in the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Their diligence and interest 
have made this report possible. 



Sincerely, 




Superintendent 



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serve mankinJ.; lo iafe^uarJ. iiues ojiJi properlt^; to protect tlie innocent a^ainit 
deception, lite weaL a^ainit oppression or intimidation, euiJ. tite peaceful 
against violence or disorder; and to respect iite (Constitutional ria ktsofatt 
lo (iLerli^, e^uafil^ and justice. 



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geous caim in lite face of danger, scorn, or ridicuie; develop seif -restraint; and 
Le constantlt^ mindfuf of iLe welfare of otliers. ^.Jdonest in tliou^ltt and deed 
in Ltk mu personal and off iciai iife, ^ u/iii Le exemplary in oLe^in^ iLe taws 
of lite land cutd tire refutations of mi^ departmen t. W/tateverJ see or Lear of 
a confidential nature or iLat is confided to me in my official capacity wi 
Lepl ever secret unless revelation is necessary in iLe performance of my dut^. 

I mtll never act officiously or permit personal feeling, prejudices, animos- 
ities or friendsLipS to influence my decisions, no compromise for crime 
d witL relentless prosecution of criminals, .3 will enforce iLe Iclw courteously 
d appropriately wilLoul fear or favor, mali..e or ill will, never employing 
unnecessary force or violence and never accepting yratuilies. 



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]1 ri^rO^ntZ^ iLe Ladye of my office as a symLol of puLlic faitL, and 
.3 accept it as a puLlic trust lo Le Leld So lony as 3 am true to iLe elL ICS of 
iLe police service. 3 will constantly strive to acLieve iLeSe oLfeclives and ideals, 
dedicating myself Lefore ^od lo my cLosen profession . . . law enforcement. 



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ACKNOW LEDGEMENT 



The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services 
acknowledges the support made available from the Law Enforcement 
Assistance Administration, obtained through the Governor's Cormiission 
on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, which provided 
the funds to establish and operate the Maryland Uniform Crime Report- 
ing Program and make this second Annual Report possible. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Letter of Transmittal iii 

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics iv 

Acknowledgement ; v 

Introduction 3 

Classification of Offenses 11 

Profile of Maryland 19 

Crime Factors 21 

Crime Index 23 

Maryland Offense Data 27 

Crime Index Offenses 29 

Murder 39 

Rape 47 

Robbery 53 

Aggravated Assault 59 

Breaking or Entering 65 

Larceny 73 

Motor Vehicle Theft 79 

Index Offense Data 85 

Municipality Crime Rates 99 

Maryland Arrest Data 103 

Violent Crime 105 

Property Crime 106 

Drug Abuse Violation Arrests 106 

Gambling Arrests 106 

Law Enforcement Employee Data 139 

Law Enforcement Officers Killed 141 

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted 143 

Law Enforcement Employee Data 151 



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LIST OF TABLES AND CHARTS 

Crime Index for Maryland 1 

Crime Trends for Maryland 2 

Maryland UCR System Flow 9 

Crime Index Offenses-Volume by Month 32 

Violent Crime-Volume by_ Month 33 

Property Crime-Volume by Month 34 

Clearance Rates 35 

Stolen Property-Analysis of Value Stolen & Recovered 36 

Value of Property Stol en-Percent of Volume Recovered 37 

Murder-Volume by Month 42 

Murder Victims-Analysis by Age, Sex & Race 43 

Murder-Distribution by Type of Weapon 44 

Murder-Distribution by Day of Week 45 

Rape-Volume by Month 50 

Rape-Percent Distribution by Nature 51 

Rape Arrests-Percent Distribution by Age Groups 52 

Robbery-Volume by Month 56 

Robbery-Value of Property Stolen 57 

Robbery-Percent Distribution by Type of Weapon 58 

Aggravated Assault-Volume by Month 62 

Aggravated Assault-Percent Distribution by Type of Weapon 63 

Breaking or Entering-Vol ume by Month 68 

Breaking or Entering-Val ue of Property Stolen 69 

Breaking or Entering-Percent Distribution by Nature 70 

Breaking or Entering-Percent Distribution by Type 71 

Larceny-Volume by Month 76 

Larceny-Percent Distribution by Type 77 

Larceny-Distribution by Type 78 

Motor Vehicle Theft-Volume by Month 82 

Motor Vehicle Theft-Percent Distribution by 

Type of Vehicle 83 

Motor Vehicle Theft-Percent of Value Recovered 84 

Maryland UCR Crime Index Report by Region, County 

& Agency 88 

Municipality Crime Index 100 

Arrests-Juvenile 108 

Arrests-Adult 109 

Arrests-Adults vs. Juveniles 110 

Arrests-Drug Abuse Violations-Percent Distribution 

by Type !11 

Arrests-Percent Distribution by Sale & Possession of 

Drug Abuse Violation 112 

Arrests-Drug Abuse Violations-Possession vs. Sale 

& Manufacturing 113 

Arrests-Gambling Violations-Percent Distribution by Type 114 

Arrests-Sex & Race of Persons Arrested 115 

Arrests-Age of Persons Arrested 116 

Maryland Arrest Report by Region, County & Agency 118 



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Police Assaulted-Percent Distribution by Type 

of Weapon ^ 144 

Police Assaulted-Percent Distribution by Type 

of Activity 145 

Police Assaulted-Percent Distribution of Injuries 

vs. Non-Injuries 146 

Police Assaulted-Percent Distribution by Time of Day 147 

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted by Region, County 

& Agency 148 

Law Enforcement Employee Rates by Region & County 153 

Law Enforcement Employee Data by Region, County 

& Agency 154 



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CRIME INDEX FOR MARY LAND 



OFFENSES 


NUMBER OF 

INDEX 
OFFENSES 


RATE PER 
100,000 
INHABITANTS 


PERCENT 
DISTRIBUTION 


PERCENT 
CLEARED 


Ml IDDPO 
nUKUtK 


00 


8.5 


.1 


90 


rUKLlDLt KMrt 


1 iOC./ 


64. 1 * 


.6 


61 


Rape by Force 
Assault to Rape - 
Attempts 


1 ,008 
319 








ROBBERY 


12,247 


295.5 


5.2 


31 


Firearm 

Miiie or LULLing 

Instrument 
Other Dangerous Weapon 
Strong Arm (Hands, Fists, 
Etc. ) 


4,717 

1 ,044 
865 

5,621 








flft!r;DA\/ATrn aqqaiii t 

MbbKMVMItU MooMUL 1 


1 TOO 




5. 3 


57 


r 1 reann 

Knife or Cutting 

Instrument 
Other Dangerous Weapon 
nanus, risTS, reet, etc. 


3,343 
3,798 
c. ,odU 




♦ 




DKtANilNb UK hNltKlNb 


CC OCT 

56,351 


1 ,359.8 


24.0 


23 


Forcible Entry 
Unlawful Entry-No Force 
Mutemp Lea-rorci D 1 e tntry 


43,737 
7,373 
b ,<:4 1 








1 ADrCMV TUCCT 

LAKLtN I- 1 ntr 1 


1 34 ,337 


3,241 .7 


57.2 


1 9 


$200 and Over 
$50 to $200 
Under $50 


27,466 
50,494 
56,377 








MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 


17,772 


428.9 


7.6 


20 


Autos 

Trucks and Buses 
Other Vehicles 


14,552 
1 ,300 
1 ,920 








TOTAL 


234,708 


5,663.8 


100.0 


23 



*Rate per 100,000 Females 

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CRIME TRENDS FOR MARY LAN! 



NUMBER PERCENT RATE PER PERCENT 
INDEX OFFENSES YEAR OF CHANGE 100,000 CHANGE 

OFFENSES VOLUME INHABITANTS RATE 



MURDER 



1975 
1976 



435 
352 



-19 



10.6 
8.5 



-20 



FORCIBLE RAPE 



1975 
1976 



1 ,288 
1,327 



+3 



60.8* 
64.1* 



+5 



ROBBERY 



1975 
1976 



14,104 
12,247 



-13 



344.2 
295.5 



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1975 13,251 
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 1976 12,322 



-7 



323.4 
297.3 



-8 



1975 57 936 

BREAKING OR ENTERING 1976 56!351 



-3 



1 ,413.8 
1 ,359.8 



-4 



LARCENY-THEFT 



1975 134,001 

1976 134,337 



3,269.9 
+.3 3,241.7 



-1 



1975 21 ,192 

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 1976 17,772 



-16 



517.1 
428.9 



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TOTAL 



1975 242,207 

1976 234,708 



-3 



5,910.4 
5,663.8 



*Based on Rate per 100,000 Females 



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I 



INTRODUCTION 



The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program is one of the 
steps that have been taken in the establishment of an effective State- 
wide Criminal Justice Information System. This particular phase of 
the CJIS is oriented toward law enforcement and has brought about a 
statewide uniform method of collecting crime statistical data, pro- 
ducing a consolidated annual report concerning crime in Maryland, and 
reporting statewide crime statistics from a single agency to the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation. 



NATIONAL UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM 

The counterpart of the statewide UCR Program is the National 
UCR Program which is under the direction of the Federal Bureau of In- 
vestigation. This national program is the result of a need for nation- 
wide and uniform compilation of law enforcement statistics. Uniform 
Crime Reports were first collected in 1930 after being developed by a 
committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Today the lACP continues to serve in an advisory capacity 
to the FBI in its operation of the program. 

Crime statistics voluntarily submitted by individual law 
enforcement agencies from all fifty states are presented annually in 
the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports Publication entitled "Crime in the 
United States". 

In the last several years the FBI has been actively assist- 
ing individual states in the development of statewide programs of law 
enforcement statistics compatible with the National UCR Program. In 
taking advantage of the invaluable assistance provided, Maryland has 
developed its own statewide program for collection of law enforcement 
statistics. 



MARYLAND UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM 

The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program involves the 
uniform compilation, classification, and analysis of crime statisti'-s 
reported by all law enforcement agencies of the state pursuant to 
guides and regulations prescribed by law. 

The responsibility and authority for collection and dissemi- 
nation of UCR data was given to the Maryland Department of Public 
Safety and Correctional Services (State Police) under Article 88B, 
Sections 9 and 10, of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The UCR Program 
became operational January 1, 1975. 



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PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES 



In keeping with the recommendation of the President's Com- 
mission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, the 
Maryland UCR Program was planned for eventual growth into a complete 
and integrated offender based Criminal Justice Information System. 
Under this program, each offender arrested in Mar>'land will be tracked 
through the entire criminal justice system from time of arrest through 
the courts to the correctional system where his exit (parole, expira- 
tion of sentence, etc.) will be recorded. In this manner, a complete 
"criminal history" on individual offenders will be available for use 
by the police, courts, and correctional agencies in Maryland. In 
addition, statistical data derived from the CJIS Program will provide 
assistance in determining the overall efficiency of the criminal jus- 
tice system in Maryland and will make effective management studies 
possibl e. 

The fundamental objectives of the Maryland UCR Program 

are: 

1. Inform the governor, legislature, other governmental 
officials, and the public as to the nature of the 
crime problem in Maryland - its magnitude and its 
trends . 



2. Provide law enforcement administrators with criminal 
statistics for administrative and operational use. 

3. Determine who commits crimes by age, sex, race and 
other attributes in order to find the proper focus 
for crime prevention and enforcement. 

4. Provide base data and statistics to measure the 
workload and effectiveness of Maryland's Criminal 
Justice System. 

5. Provide base data and statistics to measure the 
effects of prevention and deterrence programs. 

6. Provide base data and statistics for research to 
improve the efficiency, effectiveness and perfor- 
mance of criminal justice agencies. 

7. Provide base data to assist in the assessment of 
social and other causes of crime for the develop- 
ment of theories of criminal behavior. 

8. Provide the FBI with complete UCR data to be in- 
cluded in the national crime reports. 



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DEVELOPMENT 



Effective September, 1972, the first federal grant was 
awarded to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services 
(State Police) by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration to 
provide money to initiate a Statewide Uniform Crime Reporting Program 
in Maryland. A committee for the implementation of this Program was 
then established by State Police. 

The committee made studies of the federal program, as well 
as several state UCR Programs, which were operational at that time. 
Forms, tally books, and the Maryland UCR Manual were developed, 
printed, and distributed to all contributing agencies. Questionnaires 
concerning each law enforcement agency's record keeping systems were 
distributed to determine their capability to fully participate in the 
State Program. 

In September, 1974, an additional grant was awarded to the 
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (State Police) 
by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration for the purpose of 
hiring Field Records Representatives to serve as liaison officers 
between the State Program and the contributing law enforcement 
agencies. Also, additional clerical support for the State Program 
was provided in the grant. 

During the developmental phase, several workshops were 
held in various parts of the state to present the UCR Program in 
detail to participating agencies. Since that time, si^pplemental 
workshops have been held as needed. 

During the first year of operation, the UCR Staff concen- 
trated fts efforts in assisting requesting law enforcement agencies 
in devising or improving their record keeping systems. The UCR 
Section collected crime information from 102 law enforcement agencies 
and published 4 quarterly crime releases containing information on 
the Index Offenses by county, region, and state totals. In addition, 
the UCR Staff produced its first annual report for calendar year 1975 <* 
containing an indepth analysis of all the information collected in 
the UCR Program. 

During 1976, the number of agencies contributing to the 
UCR Program has increased to 115. The quarterly releases published 
for 1976 reflected crime trends by comparing 1976 data to 1975 data, 
as this was the first year it was possible to calculate reliable 
crime trends for the State of Maryland. The UCR Staff also held 
4 refresher training seminars in various parts of the state during 
November and December of 1976. In addition, a third Field Represen- 
tative has been hired to increase the ability to effect a closer 
liaison between the Maryland UCR Section and its contributing agencies. 



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REPORTING PROCEDURES 



Under the Maryland UCR Program, law enforcement agencies are 
required to submit specified Uniform Crime Reports. The necessary in- 
formation for each of the required reports is gathered from each 
agency's record of complaints, investigations and arrests. For those 
agencies desiring assistance in developing sound record systems, or 
improving their present system, a copy of the FBI's Manual of Police 
Records has been provided, along with training of records personnel 
by UCR Field Representatives. 

Crime data and information is submitted by state, county, 
and municipal law enforcement agencies on a daily, monthly, and 
annual basis. The daily report consists of the fingerprints of all 
persons arrested, detained, or charged with any crime or offense in 
Maryland. 

On a monthly basis, organized state, municipal, and county 
law enforcement agencies report the number of offenses known to them 
in the following crime categories: 



(1) Criminal Homicide 

(2) Forcible Rape 

(3) Robbery 

(4) Assault 

(5) Breaking or Entering 

(6) Larceny 

(7) Motor Vehicle Theft 



The count of offenses- is taken from the record of complaints 
received by law enforcement agencies from victims, witnesses, other 
sources, or discovered by them during their own operation. Complaints 
determined by subsequent investigation to be unfounded are eliminated 
from the count. The resulting number of "actual offenses known to 
law enforcement agencies" in these crime categories is reported with- 
out regard to whether anyone is arrested, stolen property is recovered, 
local prosecutive policy, or any other consideration. Reported offenses 
are recorded by the municipality and county in which they occur. Muni- 
cipal law enforcement agencies report those crimes which are committed 
within the cities; county law enforcement agencies and state police 
report those crimes which occur in the counties outside the city. Law 
enforcement agencies also report on a monthly basis, supplemental of- 
fense information such as the value of property stolen and recovered 
as well as circumstances surrounding homicides and other pertinent 
data. Additional monthly reports of persons arrested are submitted. 
These reports provide information concerning the age, sex and race of 
persons arrested by each individual law enforcement agency. Also, a 
police disposition of all juveniles arrested is collected. 

Annual report forms contain data such as the number of per- 
sons formally charged and dispositions. Police employee data is also 
collected annually. 



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VERIFICATION PROCESS 



An obvious concern in the collection of crime statistics 
for law enforcement agencies throughout the state is the uniformity 
and accuracy of data received. Program aides such as guides and 
instructions do not necessarily guarantee the accuracy and correct- 
ness of the reports submitted by the contributors. Additional con- 
trols therefore are necessary. 

Each report received by the UCR Section is recorded, 
examined and verified for mathematical accuracy, and possibly more 
important, for reasonableness. The verification process includes 
numerous checks to ensure the validity of information. The elimina- 
tion of duplication of reporting by individual contributors receives 
particular attention. Minor errors are corrected by telephone con- 
tact with the contributors. Substantial variations and errors are 
adjusted through personal contacts with individual contributing 
agencies. The personal contacts are invaluable to the accuracy and 
quality of reporting. Field Representatives are engaged in a con- 
stant educational effort, and as such, provide a vital link between 
the UCR Program and the contributor. 



POPULATION DATA 

The computation of crime rates as they appear in this re- 
port by municipality, county, and state are based on 1976 population 
estimates provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation through 
the cooperation and assistance of the United States Bureau of Census. 

Monthly and annual Uniform Crime Reports are received from 
115 municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies in Maryland. 

LIMITATIONS OF A UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM 

Information currently collected by the Maryland Program is 
generally the same as that gathered by the National system, and the 
methods of classifying and scoring offenses and arrests are the same. 
This readily enables comparisons with other states and with the nation, 
as a whole. However, there are limitations to the information col- 
lected which should be clearly understood before any conclusions are 
drawn from the UCR data presented in this report. 

The main goal of the UCR Program is to furnish police ad- 
ministrators with a measure of their activities and operational 
problems as indicated by the number of reported offenses, arrests, 
clearances, and the like. 

A first step in the control of crime is to ascertain the 
true dimensions of the problem. However, present statistics as 
gathered by the UCR Program measure neither the real incidence of 
crime nor the full amount of economic loss to victims. 



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Information regarding number of offenses and clearances is collected 
only for the seven Part I crimes. Value and type of property stolen 
and recovered data is requested only for property stolen in Part I 
offenses. For the Part II offenses (except non-aggravated assault), 
the only information submitted is the number of arrests for these 
crimes according to the age, sex and race of the subject. Conse- 
quently, there is no record of the actual number of these offenses 
occurring, nor is there a calculation made for property loss, as in 
cases of arson, vandalism, and embezzlement. 

The Crime Index does not explicitly take into account the 
varying degrees of seriousness of its seven components. Each crime 
receives the same weight as it is added to the index. Consequently, 
an auto theft is counted the same as a murder, and an aggravated 
assault is weighted equally with an attempted breaking or entering. 
Any review of crime must consider the volume, rate, and trend of 
each offense that comprises the Index and the relationship between 
these seven crimes. 

The Maryland and National Uniform Crime Reporting Programs 
are designed to measure offenses committed and persons arrested, and 
difficulties can arise if this distinction is not kept clearly in 
mind. Crimes relate to events, but arrests relate to persons. Un- 
like traffic violations where there is usually one event, with one 
violation and one offender, a single criminal act can involve several 
crimes, several offenders, and several victims. Relating specific 
crimes to the criminal, or specific offenses to characteristics of 
those arrested, is generally beyond the scope of the present Uniform 
Crime Reporting system. 

Juvenile crime and arrest statistics, because of their 
nature, are another area of misunderstanding. Many juvenile offenders 
are handled informally and, as a consequence, inaccurate or incomplete 
recording of the event or action may result. Procedures for handling 
juveniles vary between departments, more so than the handling of adult 
offenders. Furthermore, the degree of juvenile involvement in solved 
offenses is probably seriously misunderstood, because juvenile parti- 
cipation in clearances is recorded only when juveniles are exclusively 
involved. When both adults and juveniles are subjects in a clearance, 
the juvenile participation is not reported. 

The preceding comments should not be viewed as an indictment 
of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program which, admittedly, is designed 
for the operational requirements of law enforcement agencies. While 
current methods of gathering and reporting crime and arrest data pro- 
vide a less than complete picture of criminality in our society, there 
is at present no other informational system in general use that will 
more adequately perform this task. 



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MARYLAND UCR SYSTEM FLOW 



Public/ 
Research 



r 



Field 
Liaison 
Unit 





Law 




Enforcement 




Agency 



Criminal 
Justice 
Agencies 



i 



Victim 



UCR 
Returns 



MD/UCR 
Unit 



Verified 




Nat. Copy 




FBI 


Md. Copy 




Key Punch 



MD/UCR 
Report 



Hard Copy 
File 




General 
Assembly 



Attorney 
General 



Governor 



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I 



I 



CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES 



Uniformity in reporting under the Maryland System is based 
upon the proper classification of offenses by police. 

The adoption of the Federal System of Uniform Crime Report- 
ing included the utilization of the offense classifications of that 
system. Law enforcement in this state has made accurate application 
of those classifications in the reports submitted to the Maryland 
Uniform Crime Reporting System. 

OFFENSES IN UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING 

Offenses in Uniform Crime Reporting are divided into two 
groupings designated as Part I and Part II offenses. Crime Index 
offenses are included among the Part I offenses. Offense and arrest 
information is reported for the Part I offenses on a monthly basis, 
whereas only arrest information is reported for Part II offenses. 

The Part I offenses are as follows: 

1. CRIMINAL HOMICIDE — (a) Murder and non-negligent 
manslaughter: All willful felonious homicides as 
distinguished from deaths caused by negligence. 
Excludes attempts to kill, assaults to kill, sui- 
cides, accidental deaths, or justifiable homicides. 
Justifiable homicides are limited to: (1) The 
killing of a person by a law enforcement officer 

•« in line of duty; and (2) The killing of a person 
in the act of committing a felony by a private 
citizen, (b) Manslaughter by negligence: Any 
death which the police investigation established 
was primarily attributable to gross negligence of 
some individual other than the victim. 

2. FORCIBLE RAPE -- The carnal knowledge of a female, 
forcibly and against her will in the categories of 
rape by force, assault to rape, and attempted rape. 
Excludes statutory offenses (no force used - victim 
under age of consent). 

3. ROBBERY -- Stealing or taking anything of value from 
the care, custody, or control of a person by force or 
by violence or by putting in fear, such as strong-arm 
robbery, stickups, armed robbery, assaults to rob, 
and attempts to rob. 

4. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT -- Assault with intent to kill or 
for the purpose of inflicting severe bodily injury 
by shooting, cutting, stabbing, maiming, poisoning, 
scalding, or by the use of acids, explosives, or 
other means. Excludes simples assaults. 



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5. BURGLARY - BREAKING OR ENTERING — Burglary, house- 
breaking, safecracking, or any breaking or unlawful 
entry of a structure with the intent to commit a 
felony or a theft. Includes attempted forcible entry. 

6. LARCENY-THEFT (except motor vehicle theft) -- The un- 
lawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of 
property from the possession or constructive possession 
of another. Thefts of bicycles, automobile accessories, 
shoplifting, pocket-picking, or any stealing of property 
or article which is not taken by force and violence or 
by fraud. Excludes embezzlement, "con" games, forgery, 
worthless checks, etc. 

7. MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT -- Unlawful taking or stealing or 
attempted theft of a motor vehicle. A motor vehicle 

is a self-propelled vehicle that travels on the surface 
but not on rails. Specifically excluded from this cate- 
gory are motor boats, construction equipment, airplanes, 
and farming equipment. 



The Part II Offenses are as follows: 

8. OTHER ASSAULTS -- Assaults and attempted assaults which 
do not result in serious or aggravated injury to the 
victim are included as other assaults. Examples of 
local jurisdiction offense titles which would be in- 
cluded in "other assaults" are: Simple assault, minor 
assault, assault and battery, injury by culpable negli- 
gence, resisting or obstructing an officer, intimidation, 
coercion, hazing, attempts to commit above. 

9. ARSON Include all arrests for violations of state 
laws and municipal ordinances relating to arson and 
attempted arson. Include: any willful or malicious 
burning or attempts to burn, with or without intent 
to defraud, a dwelling house, church, college, jail, 
meeting house, public building or any building, ship 
or other vessel, motor vehicle or aircraft; contents 
of buildings, personal property of another, goods or 
chattels, crops, trees, fences, gates, grain, vege- 
table products, lumber, woods, cranberry bogs, marshes, 
meadows, etc. 

If personal injury results from the arson, the situa- 
tion would be classified as aggravated assault. In 
the event a death results from arson, the incident 
would be classified as murder. 



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10. FORGERY AND COUNTERFEITING — In this class are placed 
all offenses dealing with the making, altering, utter- 
ing, or possessing, with intent to defraud, anything 
false in the semblance of that which is true. 

Include: Altering or forging public and other records. 
Making, altering, forging, or counterfeiting bills, notes, 
drafts, tickets, checks, credit cards, etc. Forging 
wills, deeds, notes, bonds, seals, trade-marks, etc. 

Counterfeiting coins, plates, bank notes, checks, etc. 

Possessing or uttering forged or counterfeited instru- 
ments. 

Erasures. 

Signing the name of another or fictitious person with 
intent to defraud. 

Using forged labels. 

Possession, manufacture, etc., of counterfeiting appara- 
tus. 

Selling goods with altered, forged, or counterfeited 
trade-marks. 

All attempts to commit the above. 

11. FRAUD -- Fraudulent conversion and obtaining money or 
property by false pretenses. Includes bad checks, 
confidence games, etc., except forgeries and counterfeit- 
ing.' 

12. EMBEZZLEMENT -- Misappropriation or misapplication of 
money or property entrusted to one's care, custody, or 
control . 

13. STOLEN PROPERTY; BUYING, RECEIVING, POSSESSING — In- 
clude in this class all offenses of buying, receiving, 
and possessing stolen property, as well as all attempts 
to commit any of these offenses. 

14. VANDALISM -- Vandalism consists of the willful or mali- 
cious destruction, injury, disfigurement, or defacement 
of any public or private property, real or personal, 
without consent of the owner or person having custody 
or control, by cutting, tearing, breaking, marking, 
painting, drawing, covering with filth, or any other 
such means as may be specified by local law. This 
offense covers a wide range of malicious behavior 
directed at property, such as: cutting auto tires. 



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drawing obscene pictures on public restroom walls, 
smashing windows, destroying school records, tip- 
ping over gravestones, defacing library books, etc. 
Count all arrests for the above, including attempts. 

15. WEAPONS; CARRYING, POSSESSING, ETC. — This class 
deals with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, 
such as: 

Manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons. 

Carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly. 

Using, manufacturing, etc., silencers. 

Furnishing deadly weapons to minors. 

Aliens possessing deadly weapons. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

16. PROSTITUTION AND COMMERCIALIZED VICE — Include in 
this class the sex offenses of a commercialized 
nature, such as: 

Prostitution. 

Keeping bawdy house, disorderly house, or house of 
ill fame. 

Pandering, procuring, transporting, or detaining 
women for immoral purposes, etc. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

17. SEX OFFENSES -- (Except forcible rape and prostitution 
and commercialized vice.) Include offenses against 
chastity, common decency, morals, and the like, such as: 

Adultery and fornication. 

Buggery. 

Incest. 

Indecent exposure. 
Indecent liberties. 

Intercourse with an insane, epileptic, or venereally 
diseased person. 



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Seduction . 



Sodomy or crime against nature. 

Statutory rape (no force). 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

18. DRUG ABUSE LAWS -- Drug abuse law arrests are reques- 
ted on the basis of the narcotics used. Make the 
following subdivisions of drug abuse law arrests: 

Include all arrests for violations of state and local 
laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful 
possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and 
making of narcotic drugs. 

a. Opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, 
heroin, codeine). 

b. Marijuana. 

c. Synthetic narcotics--manufactured narcotics which 
can cause true drug addiction (demerol , metha- 
dones). 

d. Dangerous nonnarcotic drugs (barbiturates, benze- 
drine). 

1-9. GAMBLING -- All charges which relate to promoting, per- 
mitting, or engaging in gambling are included in this 
category. To provide a more refined collection of 
gambling arrests, the following breakdown of gambling 
arrests should be furnished. 

a. Bookmaking (horse and sport book). 

b. Numbers and lottery. 

c. All other. 

20. OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY AND CHILDREN -- Include 
here all charges of nonsupport and neglect or abuse 
of family and children, such as: 

Desertion, abandonment, or nonsupport of wife or child. 

Neglect or abuse of child. (If injury is serious, 
score as aggravated assault). 

Nonpayment of alimony. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 



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21. DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE -- This class is limited 
to the driving or operating of any vehicle or common 
carrier while drunk or under the influence of liquor 
or narcotics. Include: 

Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. 

Operating an engine, train, streetcar, boat, etc., 
while intoxicated. 

22. LIQUOR LAWS -- With the exception of "drunkenness" 
(offense #23), and "driving under the influence" 
(offense #21), liquor law violations, state or local, 
are placed in this class. Include: 

Manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possess- 
ing, etc., intoxicating liquor. 

Maintaining unlawful drinking places. 

Advertising and soliciting orders for intoxicating 
1 iquor. 

Bootlegging. 

Operating still. 

Furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person. 
Using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor. 
Drinking on train or public conveyance. 
All attempts to commit any of the above. 

23. DRUNKENNESS -- Not reported in Maryland. 

24. DISORDERLY CONDUCT -- In this class are placed all 
charges of committing a breach of the peace. 

Incl ude: 

Affray. 

Unlawful assembly. 
Disturbing the peace. 
Disturbing meetings. 

Disorderly conduct in state institutions, at court, 
at fairs, on trains, or public conveyances, etc. 

Disguised and masked persons; night riders. 



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Blasphemy, profanity, and obscene language. 

Desecrating flag. 

Refusing to assist an officer. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

25. VAGRANCY — Include: 
Vagrancy. 

Begging. 

Loitering (persons 18 and over). 

26. ALL OTHER OFFENSES — Include in this class every other 
state or local offense not included in offenses 1 to 25, 
such as: 

Admitting minors to improper places. 

Abduction and compelling to marry. 

Abortion (death resulting from abortion is a homicide, 
offense class la). ^ 

Bigamy and polygamy. 

' Blackmail and extortion. 

Bribery. 

Combination in restraint of trade; trusts, monopolies. 

Contempt of court. 

Criminal anarchism. 

Criminal syndicalism. 

Discrimination; unfair competition. 

Kidnapping. 

Marriage within prohibited degrees. 

Offenses contributing to juvenile delinquency (except 
as provided for in offenses 1 to 28 inclusive), such 
as employment of children in immoral vocations or 
practiceSi^ admitting minors to improper place, etc. 



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Perjury and subornation of perjury. 

Possession, repair, manufacture, etc., of burglar's 
tools. 

Possession or sale of obscene literature, pictures, etc. 
Public nuisances. 
Riot and rout. 
Trespass. 

Unlawfully bringing weapons into prisons or hospitals. 

Unlawfully bringing drugs or liquor into state prisons, 
hospitals, etc.; furnishing to convicts. 

Unlawful disinterment of the dead and violation of 
sepulture. 

Unlawful use, possession, etc., of explosives. 

Violation of state regulatory laws and municipal 
ordinances (this does not include those offenses or 
regulations which belong in the above classes). 

Violation of quarantine. 

All offenses not otherwise classified. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

27. SUSPICION -- While "suspicion" is not an offense, it 
is the ground for many arrests in those jurisdictions 
where the law permits. After examination by the police, 
the prisoner is either formally charged or released. 
Those formally charged are entered in one of the Part I 
or II offense classes. This class is limited to "sus- 
picion" arrests where persons arrested are released by 
the police. 

28. CURFEW AND LOITERING LAWS — (JUVENILES) -- Count all 
arrests made by your department for violation of local 
curfew or loitering ordinances where such laws exist. 

29. RUN-AWAY (JUVENILES) — For the purpose of Uniform Crime 
Reporting Program, report in this category apprehensions 
for protective custody as defined by your local statute. 
Count arrests made by other jurisdictions of run-aways 
from your jurisdiction. Do not include protective cus- 
tody actions with respect to run-aways you take for 
other jurisdictions. 



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PROFILE OF MARYLAND 



Maryland is one of the thirteen original states of the 
Union as well as being one of the oldest. It was founded on March 
25, 1634, just 25 years after the first English colony, Jamestown. 
Maryland is rich in historical points of interest. Our National 
Anthem was written at Fort-McHenry in Baltimore. One of the bloodi- 
est battles of the Civil War took place at Antietam near Sharpsburg, 
and the first monument to George Washington was built near Boonsboro. 

Maryland is situated on the Atlantic coast extending west- 
ward into the Allegheny Plateau. It is bordered on the north by 
Pennsylvania and Delaware, to the west by West Virginia, to the 
south by Virginia and Washington, D.C., and the Atlantic Ocean to 
the east. 

The state is comprised of 23 counties and Baltimore City. 
Nationally, Maryland, although 42nd in size, ranks 17th in popula- 
tion with a density of 411 persons per square mile. The most 
densely populated area is Baltimore City with 10,541 persons per 
square mile, and the least is Garrett County in Western Maryland 
with 34 persons per square mile. Even though Maryland has a high 
population density it still has many miles of rural area or spar- 
sely settled communities. The areas of density show a heavy con- 
centration in the metropolitan regions, with 84 percent of Mary- 
landers residing in the Baltimore and Washington areas. 

As might be expected in an area as diverse as Maryland, 
there is considerable variance of growth among the political sub- 
divisions of the state. Howard County was the fastest growing 
subdivision with a 55.4 percent increase in population over the 
period from April 1, 1970 to July 1, 1975. At the opposite ex- 
treme was Baltimore City showing the largest decrease in popula- 
tion, with a drop of 8.1 percent indicated. Consistent with 
national growth patterns, the population shifts have been urban 
in nature. The greatest increases are to be found in the metro- 
politan Baltimore area with the exception of Baltimore City and 
the Washington metropolitan area. The political subdivisions 
with below average growth are predominately rural in their charac- 
teristics. 

Baltimore City contains by far the greatest concentra- 
tion of non-white citizens in the state. Of the 796,300 non-white 
Marylanders, 436,120 or 54.8 percent reside in that jurisdiction. 
The overall percentage of non-white persons in the state is 19.7, 
while in Baltimore City 49.5 percent of the population is non- 
white, and in Garrett County .03 percent of that population is 
non -white. 



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Maryland industries include mineral, timber, and seafood 
production. The port of Baltimore ranks as the 4th largest foreign 
trade port in the United States. 

Forest land represents nearly 47 percent of the total land 
area of the state. Seventeen of the twenty-three counties and Balti- 
more City border on tidal water. 

The climate of Maryland ranges from an average annual 
temperature of 48° Fahrenheit in the Western Maryland area to 58° 
Fahrenheit in the lower Chesapeake Bay area. 

Maryland has many recreational and sporting activities 
with fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, along the Atlantic Ocean, and 
trout fishing in the mountains. Skiing, hunting, boating, sailing, 
and golfing are also very popular. Maryland has long been known 
for its harness and running races, with many fine tracks where 
America's greatest thoroughbreds run each year. 

The facts set forth in this brief profile are presented 
in the hope that they will help the reader get a better understand- 
ing of Maryland's crime picture. 



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CRIME FACTORS 



statistics gathered under the Uniform Crime Reporting 
Program are submitted by the law enforcement agencies of Maryland 
and project a statewide view of crime. Awareness of the presence 
of certain crime factors, which may influence the resulting volume 
and type of statistics presented, is necessary if fair and equitable 
conclusions are to be drawn. These crime influencing factors are 
present, to some degree, in every community and their presence 
affects, in varying degrees, the crime experience of that community. 
Attempts at comparison of crime figures between communities should 
not be made without first considering the individual factors present 
in each community. 

Crime, as an outgrowth of society, remains a social prob- 
lem of grave concern and the police are limited in their role to its 
suppression and detection. As stated by the President's Commission 
on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice in their 
report "The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society" (1967 - Page 92): 

"But the fact that the police deal daily with crime 
does not mean that they have unlimited power to 
prevent it, or reduce it, or deter it. The police 
did not create and cannot resolve the social condi- 
tions that stimulate crime. They did not start and 
cannot stop the convulsive social changes that are 
taking place in America. They do not enact the laws 
that they are required to enforce, nor do they dis- 
pose of the criminals they arrest. The police are 
only one part of the criminal justice system; the 
criminal justice system is only one part of the 
government; and the government is only one part of 
society. Insofar as crime is a social phenomenon, 
crime prevention is the responsibility of every part 
of society. The criminal process is limited to case 
by case operations, one criminal or one crime at a 
time." 

Set forth below are some of the conditions which will, by 
type and volume, affect the crime that occurs from place to place: 

Density and size of the community population and the 
metropolitan area of which it is a part. 

Composition of the population with reference particu- 
larly to age, sex and race. 

Economic status of the population. 

Relative stability of population, including commuters, 
seasonal, and other transient types. 



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f 

Climate, including seasonal weather conditions. 

Educational, recreational, and religious characteristics. 

Standards governing appointments to the police force. 

Policies of the prosecuting officials and the courts. 

Attitude of the public toward law enforcement problems. 

The administrative and investigative efficiency of the 
local law enforcement agency, including the degree of 
adherence to crime reporting standards. 

Organization and cooperation of adjoining and overlapping 
police jurisdictions. 



4r, 



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CRIME INDEX 



The tabulations presented in the tables, graphs, and charts 
in this publication indicate the volume and distribution of crime in 
Maryland on the basis of a Crime Index. The crime figures are broken 
down by agency, county, regional, and state totals. 

The total number of criminal acts that occur is unknown, 
but those that are reported to Taw enforcement provide the first means 
of a count. Not all crimes come readily to the attention of law 
enforcement; not all crimes are of sufficient importance to be signi- 
ficant in an index; and not all important crimes occur with enough 
regularity to be meaningful in an index. With these considerations 
in mind, the crimes below were selected as a group to furnish a 
convenient measure of the crime problem: 

1. Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter 

2. Forcible Rape 

3. Robbery 

4. Aggravated Assault 

5. Breaking or Entering 

6. Larceny - Theft 

7. Motor Vehicle Theft 

These offenses were selected because they are serious either by nature 
or frequency of occurence. 

The crime counts set forth in this publication are actual 
offenses established by police investigation. When police receive 
a complaint of a crime and the follow-up investigation discloses no 
crime occurred, it is "unfounded". 

In 1976, police investigations "unfounded" 6 percent of the 
complaints concerning Index Offenses, ranging from 2 percent in the 
Robbery and Aggravated Assault categories to 16 percent in the Rape 
category. When compared to 1975, there was no change in the total 
percent "unfounded". 



CALCULATION OF RATES AND TRENDS » 

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program provides data for 
police executives to measure local problems. To facilitate this 
function, it is sometimes necessary to convert the data into rates, 
percentages, or trends. Certain guidelines are presented. 

CRIME RATES 

One of the most meaningful crime statistics is the Crime 
Rate. This rate is the number of offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. 



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This rate can be calculated regardless of the number of inhabitants 
in your city or county. To compute rates, divide your city's popu- 
lation by 100,000 and divide the number of offenses in each class 
by that answer. The answer is the number of offenses in each class 
per 100,000 and is your Crime Rate for that offense. 

Example: 

a. Population for your jurisdiction 75,000 

b. Number of burglaries for your 
jurisdiction for a year 215 

Divide 75,000 by 100,000 = .75 

Divide 215 by .75 = 286.7 

Your burglary rate: 286.7 per 100,000 inhabitants 

The number of .75 can now be divided into your totals in any offense 
class to produce a Crime Rate for that offense. 

This same computation can be completed to give you arrest rates per 
100,000 inhabitants. 

CLEARANCE RATES 

The percentage of crimes cleared by arrest is obtained by 
dividing the number of offenses cleared by the number of actual 
offenses. This answer is then multiplied by 100. An example of this 
calculation is: 

a. Number of clearances in robbery 38 

b. Number of actual robberies 72 

Divide 38 by 72 = .528 

Multiply: .528 x 100 = 52.8 

Your percentage of clearance in robbery is 52.8%. 



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PERCENT OF CHANGE 

The method most commonly used to compare crime statistics 
for the current year with any prior year is the Percent of Change. 
This Percent is calculated by subtracting the prior year's data from 
the current year's data and dividing the resulting figure by the 
prior year's data. The answer is then multiplied by 100. An example 
of this calculation is: 



a. 



b. 



1976 Robberies 
1975 Robberies 



12,247 
14,104 



Subtract 14,104 from 12,247 



1,857 



Divide -1,857 by 14,104 



-.13 



Multiply -.13 X 



100 



-13% 



Your Percent of Change in Robbery is -13%. 



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MARYLAND 
OFFENSE DATA 

I* 




CRIME INDEX OFFENSES 



VOLUME 

A total of 234,708 Crime Index Offenses were reported to 
law enforcement agencies in Maryland during the Calendar Year 1976. 
This represents a decrease of 3 percent when compared to the 1975 
data which was comprised of a total of 242,207 Crime Index Offenses. 

The Crime Index Offenses referred to here represent the 
most common problem to law enforcement. They are serious crimes by 
their nature, volume, or frequency of occurrence. Basically, they 
can be categorized as Violent Crimes, which include Murder, Forcible 
Rape, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault, or as Property Crimes, which 
include Breaking or Entering, Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Theft. 

An analysis of the total Index by month in 1976 shows that 
July and August had the highest frequencies of occurrence and Febru- 
ary had the lowest. The same monthly trend occurred in 1975. 

VIOLENT CRIME 

Violent Crimes involve the element of personal confronta- 
tion between the perpetrator and the victim. Because of their very 
nature. Violent Crimes are considered more serious than Property 
Crimes. These offenses accounted for 11 percent of the ^otal Crime 
Index for 1976. In 1975, Violent Crimes comprised 12 percent of 
the Crime Index. 

Analyzing the Violent Crimes by month reveals August and 
December had the greatest frequencies of occurrence, while February 
and May had the lowest. 1975 showed January and August to have the 
highest frequencies and February and November to have the lowest. 

PROPERTY CRIME 

The number of Property Crimes reported during 1976 was 
almost 8 times greater than the number of Violent Crimes reported. 
As a group. Property Crimes made up 89 percent of the total Crime 
Index in comparison to 1975, when they comprised 88 percent. 

A monthly analysis showed that August had the highest 
frequency of occurrence and February had the lowest. During 1975, 
July and August were the highest and February was the lowest. 



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RATES 



Crime Rates relate the incidence of crime to the resident 
population. Many other factors which may contribute to the volume 
and type of crime in a given jurisdiction are not incorporated here, 
but are shown in the section entitled "Crime Factors". 

In 1976, the Crime Rate for Maryland was 5,663.8 victims 
for every 100,000 population. This represents a 4 percent decrease 
in Crime Rate when compared to 1975 with 5,910.4 victims per 100,000 
population. 

The 1976 Rate for the Violent Crime group was established 
at 633.4 victims per 100,000 inhabitants, an 11 percent decrease com- 
pared with 1975. The Property Crime group resulted in a Rate of 
5,030.4 per 100,000 inhabitants. This results in a 3 percent decrease 
when compared to 1975. 

CLEARANCES 

For Uniform Crime Reporting purposes, a crime is cleared 
when police have identified the offender, have evidence to charge 
him and actually take him into custody. Solutions of crimes are 
also recorded in exceptional instances where some element beyond 
police control precludes formal charges against the offender, such 
as the victim's refusal to prosecute or local prosecution is declined 
because the subject is being prosecuted elsewhere for a crime com- 
mitted in another jurisdiction. The arrest of one person can clear 
several crimes or several persons may be arrested in the process of 
solving one crime. 

Maryland law enforcement agencies cleared 23 percent of all 
Index Offenses reported to them in 1976. During 1975, police cleared 
24 percent of the Index Offenses reported. 

The Violent Crimes recorded a 45 percent clearance rate as 
compared to 1975 with a 44 percent clearance rate. The Property Crime 
group revealed a 20 percent clearance rate in 1976 and a 21 percent 
clearance rate in 1975. 

Considering individually the 1976 Violent Crime solution 
rate, it was determined that police were successful in solving 90 per- 
cent of the Murders, 61 percent of the Rapes, 31 percent of the Robber- 
ies, and 57 percent of the Aggravated Assaults. The Property Crime 
solution rates were 23 percent for Breaking or Entering, 19 percent 
for Larceny, and 20 percent for Motor Vehicle Theft. 

The relatively high clearance rate for Violent Crimes as 
compared to non-violent Property Crimes is in part attributable to 
the volume difference between the two. Property Crime volume is 
much greater than that of Violent Crime and police investigation of 
Violent Crime is usually more intense. The element of confrontation 



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between victim and perpetrator, as well as witness identification of 
the perpetrator, also contributes to this higher rate of Sf^lution. 

JUVENILE CLEARANCES 

In 1976, the clearance involvement of those persons under 
the age of 18 represented 33 percent of all cases cleared, the same 
as in 1975. 

The juvenile clearances for the Violent Crime category 
represented 19 percent of those cases solved, also the same as in 
1975, with 8 percent clearances in Murder cases, 10 percent clearances 
in Rape cases, 30 percent clearances in Robbery cases, and 15 percent 
clearances in Aggravated Assault cases. 

The Property Crime clearances involving juveniles represen- 
ted 36 percent of those cases solved, as compared to 37 percent in 
1975, with 38 percent in Burglary cases, 36 percent in Larceny cases, 
and 32 percent in Motor Vehicle Theft cases. 

STOLEN PROPERTY VALUE 

The total value of Property Stolen during 1976 was $78,164,375 
which resulted in a 9 percent increase over 1975. Recovered Property 
amounted to $23,455,372 which is 30 percent of the total stolen, result- 
ing in a $54,709,003 property loss to victims in the State of Maryland 
during 1976. This property loss results in a 15.4 percent increase 
when compared to the property loss in 1975. 



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CRIME INDEX OFFENSES 



VOLUME BY MONTH 
1975 & 1976 




MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV 



1976 
1976 
- Ch. 



19,51? 
17,816 
-9 



17.941 
17,547 



19,178 18,9^3 19,360 
19.163 18.063 19,313 
-.1 -5 



20,131 22,559 
20,949 21,555 



22,582 
22,620 



20,496 
19,588 
-4 



21,540 19,448 
20,4;j/ I8,5I!9 
-4 



20,537 
iJ.Oili 

-I 



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VIOLENT CRIME 



VOLUME BY MONTH 
1975 & 1976 




PROPERTY CRIME 



VOLUME BY MONTH 
1975 & 1976 



1975 
1976 



24,000 4- 
23,000 

22,000 — 
21 ,000 — 
20,000 -- 
19,000 
18,000 — 
17,000 — 
16,000 — 
15,000 — 
14,000 — 




JAN FEB ^4AR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 



'f/s i6.o?B 16.780 ,u,700 iG.oji .o.'^u ]-/.UU 2U.uoj 19,986 18.010 19.101 17,255 I8,19j 

1976 16. 'SB M.bHi 17.158 16. 0?" 17.36'j 18.761 19,14', 20,178 1 /.404 18,107 16,354 16,587 



CLEARANCE RATES 



OFFENSES 



NUMBER RATE PERCENT 

YEAR OF NUMBER OF CHANGE 

OFFENSES CLEARED CLEARANCE OF RATE 



MURDER 



1975 
1976 



435 

352 



365 
317 



84 
90 



+7 



FORCIBLE RAPE 



1975 
1976 



1,288 
1,327 



694 

803 



54 
61 



+13 



ROBBERY 



1975 
1976 



14,104 
12,247 



3,925 
3,737 



28 
31 



+11 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 



1975 
1976 



13,251 
12,322 



7,768 
7,013 



59 
57 



-3 



1975 57,936 14,306 

BREAKING OR ENTERING 1976 56,351 12,893 



25 
23 



-8 



LARCENY-THEFT 



1975 
1976 



134,001 
134,337 



26,682 
25,379 



20 
19 



-5 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 



1975 
1976 



21,192 
17,772 



4,528 
3,528 



21 

20 



-5 



VIOLENT CRIME 



PROPERTY CRIME 



1975 
1976 



1975 
1976 



29,078 
26,248 



213,129 
208,460 



12,752 
11 ,870 



45,516 
41 ,800 



44 
45 



21 
20 



+2 
-5 



TOTAL 



1975 
1976 



242,207 
234,708 



58,268 
53,670 



24 
23 



-4 



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STOLEN PROPERTY 

ANALYSIS OF VALUE STOLEN AND RECOVERED 1976 



TYPE OF PROPERTY 



VALUE OF 
PROPERTY 
STOLEN 



VALUE OF PERCENT OF 
PROPERTY VALUE 
RECOVERED RECOVERED 



Currency, Notes, Etc. 



Jewelry and Precious 
Metal s 



Clothing and Furs 



Locally Stolen Motor 
Vehicles 



Office Equipment 



Televisions, Radios, 
Cameras, Etc. 



Firearms 
Household Goods 
Consumable Goods 
Livestock 
Miscel laneous 



$ 6,805,673 
6,586,972 

2,310,774 



1,058,448 
11,726,468 

1 ,128,408 
1,890,570 
835,528 
81,412 
18,021,473 



$ 425,718 



593,587 



359,546 



27,718,649 18,372,176 



158,684 
675,153 

124,177 
117,970 
355,059 
19,695 
2,253,607 



6.3% 
9.0% 

15.6% 
66.3% 

15.0% 
5.8% 

11.0% 
6.2% 
42.5% 
24.2% 
12.5% 



TOTAL 



$78,164,375 $23,455,372 



30.0% 



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ALUE 



OF PROPERTY 



STOLEN 



PERCENT OF VOLUME RECOVERED 



1975 




•57 



MURDER 




MURDER 



Murder is defined as the willful (nonnegl igent ) killing of 
one human being by another. As a general rule, any death due to a 
fight, argument, quarrel, assault, or commission of a crime Is countetl 
as a Murder. This offense is scored on the basis of police investiga- 
tion without regard to the findings of a court or jury or the decision 
of a prosecutor. Assaults to Murder and Attempted Murders are counted 
as Aggravated Assaults. Suicide, accidental deaths and justifiable 
homicides are also excluded. 

VOLUME 

In 1976, a total of 352 Murders were reported to law enforce- 
ment agencies in Maryland. This compares to 435 Murders in 1975 and 
results in a decrease of 19 percent. Murder comprises 1 percent of 
the total Violent Crime category and .1 percent of the total Crime 
Index. 

A monthly analysis of Murder indicates that January and July 
had the highest frequencies and September had the lowest frequency. 
In 1975, there was a tremendous fluctuation in frequency with no signi- 
ficance attributed to any particular month. 

RATE 

In 1976, there were 8.5 victims of Murder for every 100,000 
residents in Maryland. During 1975, we reported a Murder Rate of 10.6 
victims per 100,000 population resulting in a 20 percent decrease. 

NATURE 

Murder victims in 1976 were male in 79 percent of all cases 
while female victims comprised 21 percent of the total. This ratio 
remains unchanged when compared to 1975. 

I. 

65.9 percent of all Murder victims were black, while 33.2 
percent were white and .9 percent were of other races. This compares 
to 68.7 percent black, 30.6 percent white, and .7 percent of other 
races, in 1975. 

The largest number of Murders (63) occurred in the 20-24 age 
group, which comprised 17.9 percent of the total. 

In 1976, firearms predominated as the weapon most often used 
in the commission of Murder in Maryland, representing 58.2 percent of 
the total. This compares to 62.5 percent of the total during 1975. 



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42.9 percent of the total were committed with handguns, while 24.4 
percent were committed with a knife or cutting instrument, 12.8 per- 
cent with other dangerous weapons, and 4.6 percent were committed with 
personal weapons, such as hands, fists, feet, etc. These compare to 
49.6 percent with handguns, 18.5 percent with a knife or other cutting 
instrument, 13.8 percent with other dangerous weapons, and 5.2 percent 
with personal weapons ia 1975. 

In 1976, a day of the week analysis showed that Friday and 
Saturday had the highest frequencies of occurrence, comprising of 19.0 
percent and 19.3 percent respectively of the total number of Murders, 
and Wednesday had the lowest, representing 9.4 percent. In 1975, 
Saturday had the highest frequency with 18.0 percent of the total 
and Tuesday had the lowest frequency with 8.2 percent of the total. 

CLEARANCES 

In 1976, 90 percent of all Murders were cleared with 8 per- 
cent of the total solved involving juvenile arrests. This compares 
to 1975 with an 84 percent clearance rate and 8 percent of the total 
cleared involving juveniles. 

PERSONS ARRESTED 

A total of 435 persons were arrested in Mary". and for Murder 
during 1976. This represents a 24 percent decrease when compared to 
1975, with a total of 569 persons arrested for Murder. Of this total, 
88 percent were males and 12 percent females. 75 percent of the total 
were black while 25 percent were white. The age group with the high- 
est frequency of arrests was the 25-29 group with 80 arrests or 18 
percent of the total . 



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MURDER 



VOLUME BY MONTH 



1975 & 1976 




1975 
1976 
Ch. 



JAN 


FEB 


MAR 


APR 


46 


33 


29 


15 


38 


33 


36 


?4 


-17 







-47 



MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 



?5 4/ 

1 -fh 

-2f. -<i', 



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MURDER VICTIMS 

ANALYSIS BY AGE, SEX, AND RACE 1976 



Percent 



SEX RACE 



Age 


Number 


uistri - 
bution 


Male 


Female 


White 


Negro 


Ind- Chi- 
ian nese 


NB 


3 


.n 


2 


1 


1 


2 




BB 


3 


.9% 


3 






3 




1-4 


5 


1.4% 


3 


2 




5 




5-9 


6 


1.7% 


6 




5 


1 




10-14 


2 


.6% 


2 




1 


1 




15-19 


28 


8.0% 


23 


5 


8 


19 


1 


20-24 


63 


17.9% 


48 


15 


15 


48 




25-29 


52 


14.8% 


40 


12 


12 


40 




30-34 


42 


11.9% 


34 


8 


14 


27 


1 


35-39 


28 


8.0% 


21 


7 


13 


14 


1 


40-44 


35 


9.9% 


31 


4 


9 


26 




45-49 


22 


6.3% 


16 


6 


8 


14 




50-54 


16 


4.5% 


12 


4 


8 


8 




55-59 


14 


4.0% 


12 


2 


6 


8 




60-64 


17 


4.7% 


15 


2 


10 


7 




65-69 


10 


2.8% 


7 


3 


4 


6 




70-74 


1 


.3% 


1 




1 






75 & Over 


5 


1.4% 


3 


2 


2 


3 




TOTAL: 


352 


100.0% 


279 


73 


117 


232 


1 2 



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MURDER 



DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF WEAPON 

1975 & 1976 



Handgun 



Blunt 
Object 



Rifle 





1 










WA 


1 



24 



Shotgun 



Knife 



Personal 



All Others 




37 
37 



23 



16 



151 



81 



86 



44 



23 



217 



I I T975 
1976 



44 



1^ 



MURDER 

DiSTRBUTION BY DAY OF WEEK 
1975 & 1976 




RAPE 




RAPE 



Rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and 
against her will. In Uniform Crime Reporting, Rape is divided 
into two categories: (1) Rape by Force; (2) Attempt to commit 
Forcible Rape. Statutory Rape or the carnal knowledge of a female 
with no force used and where the victim is under the legal age of 
consent, as well as other sex offenses, are not included in this 
category. 

VOLUME 

During 1976, 1,327 Forcible Rapes were reported to Mary- 
land law enforcement agencies. This compares to 1,288 Rapes during 
1975 and results in a 3 percent increase. 

Rape accounted for 5 percent of the Violent Crimes and 
1 percent of the total Crime Index. 

The month of July showed the highest frequency of Rapes 

while February showed the lowest. In 1975, August had the highest 
frequency arid February the lowest. 

RATE < 

A Crime Rate, in its proper perspective, is a victim risk 
rate since it equates the number of crimes per unit of population. 
In 1976, 64.1 out of every 100,000 femalesin Maryland were reported 
Rape victims, as compared to 1975 when 60.8 per 100,000 female popu- 
lation were reported victims. This results in a 5 percent increase 
in the Rate of Forcible Rape. 

NATURE 

During 1976, 76 percent of all Rapes were actual Rapes by 
Force while 24 percent were attempts or assaults to commit Forcible 
Rape. In 1975, 77 percent of the total were Forcible Rapes while 
23 percent were attempts or assaults to commit Forcible Rape. 16 
percent of the Rapes reported in 1976 were determined by police 
investigation to be unfounded as compared to 18 percent in 1975. 

CLEARANCES 

In Calendar Year 1976, 61 percent of the total number of 
Rapes were cleared by arrest with 10 percent of the total solved 
involving juvenile arrests. In 1975, 54 percent of the total Rapes 
were cleared and 7 percent of the total cleared involved juveniles. 



48 



PERSONS ARRESTED 



In 1976, there were 849 persons arrested for Rape in Maryland. 
In comparison to 1975, with 821, there was a 3 percent increase in the 
number of arrests. 

81 percent of the total number were 18 years of age or older, 
while the remaining 19 percent were juveniles. 65 percent of the total 
were black, 34 percent white, and 1 percent were of other races. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 25-29 age 
group with 160 arrests or 19 percent of the total. 



4 



49 



RAPE 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1975 & 1976 




50 



RAPE 



PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY NATURE 




51 



RAPE ARRESTS 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY AGE GROUPS 



I 




ROBBERY 




ROBBERY 



Robbery is defined as the taking, or attempting to take, 
of anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person 
or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting 
the victim in fear. The element of personal confrontation is always 
present in this crime. Under the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, 
all attempts to commit Robbery are included. Robberies are reported 
in four general categories--fi rearms ; knife or cutting instrument; 
other dangerous weapons; and hands, fists, feet, etc. As a general 
rule. Robbery differs from Larceny in that it is aggravated by the 
element of force or threat of force. 

Robbery, as a Crime of Violence, has a serious impact on 
the victim. In many instances serious injury results. Oftentime, 
with or without physical injury, the victim suffers mental anguish. 
Such damage is immeasurable. 

VOLUME 

During 1976, there were 12,247 actual Robbery offenses 
reported to Maryland law enforcement agencies. In 1975, there 
were 14,104 Robberies, which results in a decrease of 13 percent. 

Robbery accounted for 47 percent of the Violent Crime 
category and 5 percent of the total Crime Index. 

A monthly comparison reveals that January and December 
had the highest frequencies of Robberies, while May had the lowest 
frequency. In 1975, January had the highest frequency and June 
had the lowest. 

RATE 

The 1976 Robbery Rate was 295.5 per 100,000 inhabitants. 
This compares to a rate of 344.2 per 100,000 population in 1975, 
and results in a 14 percent decrease in the Robbery Rate. 

NATURE 

During 1976, 59.9 percent of the Robberies were committed 
in the street, while only .9 percent were Bank Robberies. This 
same trend occurred in 1975 with 62.4 percent committed in the 
street and 1 percent being Bank Robberies. Bank Robberies accounted 
for the highest average value loss, $3,417 in 1976. The average 
value loss for total Robberies was $268. 



54 



Armed perpetrators were responsible for 54 percent of the 
Robbery offenses while 46 percent were muggings or strong-armed 
Robberies. This compares to 1975 when 58 percent involved Armed 
Robberies and 42 percent were strong-arm. 

An analysis of Armed Robbery by type of weapon indicates 
that the use of firearms was predominate, accounting for 71 percent 
of all Armed Robberies. Knives or cutting instruments made up 16 
percent while other dangerous weapons accounted for 13 percent of all 
Armed Robberies. In 1975, 73 percent of the total Armed Robberies 
were committed with firearms, 14 percent with knives or cutting 
instruments, and 13 percent with other dangerous weapons. 

CLEARANCES 

In 1976, 31 percent of the total number of Robberies were 
cleared by arrest with 30 percent of the total solved involving a 
juvenile arrest. In 1975, 28 percent of the Robberies were cleared 
and 32 percent of those involved juveniles. 

31 percent of the Armed Robberies were cleared with 16 
percent of the total solved involving a juvenile arrest. 30 percent 
of the strong-arm Robberies recorded a clearance, while 46 percent 
of the total involved juveniles. 

PERSONS ARRESTED 

v5,113 persons were arrested for Robbery in Maryland during 
1976. In comparison with 1975, and a total of 5,889 persons arrested, 
there was a 13 percent decrease in Robbery arrests. 

57 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Robbery were adults while the remaining 43 percent were juveniles. 

81 percent of the total persons arrested were black and 19 
percent were white. 95 percent were males and 5 percent females. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 17 year 
old age group which comprised 11 percent of the total persons arrested 
for Robbery. 



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ROBBERY 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1975 & 1976 




JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 



1975 
1976 
% Ch. 



1 ,498 1 ,1 73 
1,231 1,038 
-18 -U 



1 .190 
989 
-17 



1 ,086 
838 
-23 



1 ,094 
768 
-30 



992 
885 
-11 



1 ,138 
951 
-16 



1,084 
1 ,039 
-4 



1 ,110 
962 
-13 



1,219 1,144 
1,193 1,086 
-2 -5 



1 ,376 
1 ,267 
-8 



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ROBBERY 

VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN 1976 



CLASSIFICATION 


NUMBER 
OF 

OFFENSES 


PERCENT 
OF 

DISTRIB. 




TOTAL 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


AVERAGE 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


Highway 


7,337 


59.9 


$ 1,063,826 


$ 145 


Commercial House 


1,416 


11.6 


$ 


669,465 


$ 473 


Service Station 


413 


3.4 


$ 


88,097 


$ 213 


Chain Store 


438 


3.6 


$ 


225,011 


$ 514 


Residence 

* 


1,242 


10.1 


$ 


488,175 


$ 393 


Bank 


116 


.9 


$ 


396,334 


$3,417 


Miscellaneous 


1 ,285 


10.5 


$ 


347,593 


$ 271 


TOTAL 


12,247 


100.0 


$ 


3,278,501 


$ 268 



57 



ROBBERY 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF WEAPON 



1975 





58 



AGGRAVATED 
ASSAULT 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 



Aggravated Assault, as defined under the Maryland Uniform 
Crime Reporting Program, is an unlawful attack by one person upon 
another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily 
injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of 
a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. 
Attempts are included since it is not necessary that any injury 
result when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which would result 
in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed. 
Also included in this category are all attempted Murders. 

Any assault in which hands, fists and feet are used and 
no serious injury to the victim results is classified as a simple - 
assault which falls into the Part II category, and is not included 
as a Crime Index Offense. 

VOLUME 

During 1976, a total of 12,322 Aggravated Assaults were 
reported to Maryland law enforcement agencies. In comparison, there 
were 13,251 Aggravated Assaults in 1975, resulting in a 7.0 percent 
decrease. 

Aggravated Assault made up 47 percent of the Violent Crime 
category and 5 percent of the total Crime Index. 

The months of July and August had the highest frequencies of 
Aggravated Assaults occurring while January had the lowest. During 
1975, August showed the highest frequency and December showed the 
lowest. 

RATE 

For each 100,000 persons in Maryland during 1976, there 
were 297.3 victims of Aggravated Assault. During 1975, there were 
323.4 Aggravated Assault victims per 100,000 population. A compari- 
son of the two years results in an 8 percent decrease. 

NATURE 



In 1976, 23 percent of the Aggravated Assaults were com- 
mitted with the use of a firearm. A knife or cutting instrument was 
used in 27 percent of Assaults, and 31 percent were committed with 
other dangerous weapons. The remaining 19 percent were committed 
with personal weapons such as hands, fists, feet, etc. These figures 



60 



compare to 1975, when 22 percent of Aggravated Assaults were com- 
mitted with a firearm, 26 percent with a knife or cutting instrument, 
29 percent with other dangerous weapons, and 23 percent with personal 
weapons. 

CLEARANCES 

57 percent of the total number of Aggravated Assaults were 
cleared by arrest with 15 percent of the total clearances involving 
juveniles. As compared to 1975, 59 percent of the total were cleared 
and of those cleared, 13 percent involved juveniles. 

PERSONS ARRESTED 

There were 5,187 arrests for Aggravated Assault in Maryland 
during 1976. This results in a 14 percent decrease when compared to 
1975 with 6,031 persons arrested. 

79 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Aggravated Assault were adults, while 21 percent were juveniles. 54 
percent of the total were black, 45 percent were white, and 1 percent 
were of other races. 85 percent of the total were males, while 15 
percent were females. 

The age group with the greatest concentration arrests 
was the 25-29 age group with 685 arrests or 13 percent of the total. 



61 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1975 & 1976 




62 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 



PERCENT DISTRIBUTIONS BY TYPE OF WEAPON 



1975 




63 



I 

I 

I- 



BREAKING OR 
ENTERING 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 



Breaking or Entering is defined as the unlawful entry of 
a structure to commit a felony or a thert. 

Data collection for this offense is further categorized 
as to forcible entries, unlawful entries where no force is used, and 
attempted forcible entries. 

As with other Property Crimes, the motive of personal gain 
coupled with the element of opportunity, results in the commission 
of this offense by both the amateur and the professional perpetrator. 
Only the absence of confrontation and use of force separate this 
crime from Robbery of the Violent Crime group. 

The volume of this offense presents the police with a 
serious enforcement problem, made more difficult in many areas, by 
the lack of sufficient personnel to act as a deterrent and to provide 
successful solutions to these crimes. 

VOLUME 

In 1976, a total of 56,351 Breaking or Enterings were 

reported to Maryland law enforcement agencies. In comparison, there 

were 57,936 Breaking or Enterings in 1975, resulting in a 3 percent 
decrease. 

Breaking or Enterings made up 27 percent of the Property 

Crime category and 24 percent of the total Crime Index. 

A monthly analysis reveals that October had the highest 
frequency of occurrence while April had the lowest frequency. In 
1975, January showed the highest frequency and May showed the lowest. 

RATE 

The Breaking or Entering Rate was 1,359.8 per 100,000 in- 
habitants of Maryland during 1976. In 1975, there were 1,413.8 
Breaking or Entering victims per 100,000 population. In comparison, 
this results in a 4 percent decrease in the Breaking or Entering 
Rate. 

NATURE 



In 1976, 78 percent of the Breaking or Enterings involved 
forcible entry, 13 percent were unlawful entries (without force), 
and 9 percent were recorded as attempted forcible entries. These 
percentages remained the same in comparison to 1975 data. 



66 



63.2 percent of all Breaking or Enterings were committed 
in a residence, while 36.8 percent were committed in a nonresidence 
structure. These percentages also remained unchanged when compared 
to 1975. 

The average dollar value loss for Breaking or Entering was 
$421. This compares to 1975 with $380, and results in a 10.8 percent 
increase. 

CLEARANCES 

In 1976, law enforcement agencies in Maryland were success- 
ful in clearing 23 percent of the total Breaking or Entering Offenses 
of which 38 percent involved juveniles. During 1975, police cleared 
25 percent of the total Breaking or Enterings with 36 percent of that 
number involving juveniles. 

PERSONS ARRESTED 

In 1976, there were 13,040 persons arrested in Maryland for 
Breaking or Entering. When compared to 1975 with 13,376 arrests, 
there is a 3 percent decrease in Breaking or Entering arrests. 

41 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Breaking or Entering were adults, while 59 percent were ^uveniles. 
56 percent of the total were white and 44 percent were black. 95 
percent of the total were males, while the remaining 5 percent were 
females. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 13-14 age 
group with 15 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Breaking or Entering. 



67 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1975 & 1976 




68 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 

VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN 1976 



CLASSIFICATION 


NUMBER 
OF 

OFFENSES 


PERCENT 
OF 

DISTRIB. 


TOTAL 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


AVERAGE 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


RESIDENCE TOTAL 


35,621 


63 


.2% 


$15,884,234 


$446 


Night 


10.810 


19 


.2% 


4,369,046 


404 


Day 


13,234 


23 


5% 


5,494,921 


415 


Unknown 


11 ,577 


20 


S% 


6,020,267 


520 


NONRESIDENCE TOTAL 


20,730 


36. 


8% 


7,836,3T3 


378 


Night 


7,527 


13. 


3% 


2,433,466 


323 


Day 


4,214 


7. 


5% 


1,650,067 


392 


Unknown 


8,989 


16. 


0% 


3,752,786 


417 


GRAND TOTAL 


56,351 


100.0% 


$23,720,553 


$421 



69 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY NATURE 



1975 




70 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 



PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 

1976 



RESIDENTIAL 



ft 




71 



! 



LARCENY 




LARCENY 



Larceny-Theft is defined as the unlawful taking, carrying, 
leading, or riding away of property from the possession or construc- 
tive possession of another. It includes such crimes as pocket-picking, 
shoplifting, purse snatching, thefts from autos, thefts of auto parts 
and accessories, bicycle thefts, etc. In the UCR Program, this cate- 
gory does not include embezzlement, fraud, forgery, and worthless 
checks. Motor Vehicle Theft, being a special problem, is a separate 
Crime Index Offense and is not reported in the Larceny-Theft category. 

Larceny Offenses cleared by police arrest are dramatically 
affected by the nature of the crime. As with other Property Crimes, 
opportunity and stealth, working in favor of the perpetrator and 
against police detection, reduce solutions for this offense. 

As with other Offenses against Property, Larceny is pri- 
marily a crime of opportunity. Types of Larcenies will differ in 
volume depending upon the opportunity for theft offered in a given 
area. 

The average dollar loss in this category was $183 as com- 
pared to 1975, with an average loss of $158, and results in a 15.8 
percent increase. A very small portion of goods stolen are recovered 
and returned to victims, due to a low clearance rate and the lack of 
specific identification characteristics on such property. In addi- 
tion, many offenses in this category, particularly where the value 
of goods stolen is small, never come to police attention. 

VOLUME 

In 1976, there were 134,337 Offenses of Larceny-Theft 
reported as compared to 1975 with 134,001 Offenses and a .3 percent 
increase. Larceny-Theft makes up 57 percent of the Crime Index total 
and 64 percent of the Property Crime total. 

August shows the highest frequency of Larceny offenses in 
a monthly analysis, while January and December show the lowest. This 
compares with 1975, when July and August showed the highest frequen- 
cies and January and February showed the lowest. 

RATE 

The Larceny Crime Rate was 3,241.7 per 100,000 inhabitants 
of Maryland during 1976. In 1975, there were 3,269.9 larcenies per 
100,000 population, resulting in a 1 percent decrease in the Larceny 
Rate. 



74 



NATURE 



Larcenies of Auto Parts and Accessories recorded the highest 
percentage with 30.2 percent of the total Larcenies reported in this 
category. Pocket-Picking, Larceny from Coin-Operated Machines, and 
Purse Snatching had the lowest frequencies with 1.1 percent, 1.2 per- 
cent, and 1.3 percent respectively. In 1975, Larcenies of Auto Parts 
and Accessories had the highest frequency with 26.6 percent of the 
total while Pocket-Picking accounted for the lowest with 1.2 percent 
of the total . 

CLEARANCES 

In 1976, law enforcement agencies cleared 19 percent of the 
total Larceny-Theft offenses, of which 36 percent of the total clear- 
ances involved juveniles. This demonstrates the involvement of the 
young age group in the Larceny-Theft category. In 1975, police 
cleared 20 percent of the total Larceny Offenses with 38 percent of 
that number involving a juvenile arrest. 

PERSONS ARRESTED 

There were 26,964 persons arrested for Larceny in Maryland 
during 1976. In comparison to 1975, with 27,258 Larceny arrests, 
there was a 1 percent decrease in the number of persons arrested. 

49 percent of the total persons arrested for Larceny were 
under 18 years of age. However, when individuals under the age of 
21 were considered, the percentage rose to 66 percent of the total. 

Females comprised 28 percent of all arrests for Larceny, 
and had a greater involvement in this offense than in any of the 
other Crime Index Offenses. 

56 percent of all persons arrested for Larceny were black, 
while the remaining 44 percent were white. 

The greatest concentration of arrests for Larceny was in 
the 13-14 age group, with 12 percent of the total Larceny arrests. 



75 



LARCENY 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1975 & 1976 




9,000 — 



JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 



1975 
1976 
I Ch. 



9,655 
9,877 
+2 



9,314 
10,046 



10,083 
11 ,009 
+9 



10,198 10,846 
10,688 11,684 
+5 +8 



11,539 12,877 12,898 11,598 12,147 

12,637 12,749 13,396 11,212 11,067 

♦10 -1 *4 -3 -9 



11,070 11,776 
9,993 9,979 
-10 -15 



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LARCENY 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 

1976 



CLASSIFICATION 


NUMBER 
OF 

OFFENSES 


PERCENT 

OF 
DISTRIB. 


TOTAL 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


AVERAGE 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


Pocket-Picking 


1 ,447 


1.1% 


$ 118,726 


$ 82 


Purse-Snatching 


1 ,724 


1.3% 


128,104 


74 


Shop! if ting 


14,974 


11.1% 


983,211 


66 


From Autos 


18,686 


13.9% 


4,031,455 


216 


Auto Parts & Access. 


40,595 


30.2% 


6,033,238 


149 


Bicycles 


11,695 


8.7% 


1,073,845 


92 


From Buildings 


20,111 


15.0% 


4,623,510 


230 


Coin Operated Machines 


1 ,566 


1.2% 


88,465 


56 


All Others 


23,539 


17.5% 


7,519,212 


319 


TOTAL 


134,337 


100.0% 


$24,599,766 


$183 



77 



LARCENY 

DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 
1975 & 1976 



Pocket- 
Picking 



^urse- 
Snatching 



Shopl if ting 



From Autos 



Auto Parts & 
Accessories 



Bicycles 



From Buildings 



Coin Operated 
Machines 



All Others 



1,507 or 1.2% 
1,447 or 1.1% 

2,053 or 1.7^0 
1,724 or 1.3% 







^1 



14,727 or 12.1% 
14,974 or 11.1% 



18,325 or 15.1% 
18,686 or 13.9% 



11 ,354 or 9.3% 
11 ,695 or 8.7% 



18,518 or 15.2% 
20,111 or 15.0% 



1,983 or 1.7% 
1,566 or 1.2% 



1975 
1976 



32,395 or 26.7% 



40,595 or 30.2% 



20,720 or 17.0% 



23,539 or 17.5% 



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^OTOR VEHICLE 

THEFT 

I 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 



Motor Vehicle Theft is defined as the theft or attempted 
theft of a motor vehicle. This definition excludes taking a motor 
vehicle for temporary use, such as a family situation or unauthor- 
ized use by others having lawful access to the vehicle, such as 
chauffeurs, etc. 

The crime of Motor Vehicle Theft has been labeled pri- 
marily as a crime of opportunity. The youthful offender finds the 
motor vehicle easily accessible for transportation for any purpose. 
The remaining thefts are mainly for the purpose of resale, theft 
of parts, and for use in committing other crimes. 

VOLUME 

In 1976, there were 17,772 Motor Vehicle Thefts reported 
to law enforcement agencies in the State of Maryland. This is a 
16 percent decrease when compared to the 21,192 Motor Vehicle Thefts 
reported in 1975. Motor Vehicle Theft makes up 9 percent of the 
Property Offense category and 8 percent of the Index Offenses. 

A monthly analysis for 1976, indicates that more motor 
vehicles were stolen during October than other months, and April 
and November showed the fewest being stolen. During 1975, July 
had the greatest frequency of Motor Vehicle Thefts and December 
showed the fewest number being stolen. 

RATE 

The Motor Vehicle Theft Rate of 428.9 per 100,000 in- 
habitants is 17.1 percent lower than the rate of 517.1 per 100,000 
inhabitants for 1975. 

NATURE 

Automobiles accounted for 81.9 percent of the total number 
of vehicles stolen. Trucks and buses made up 7.3 percent and other 
motor vehicles comprised 10.8 percent of the total. 

66.3 percent of the stolen value was recovered. This is 
a 2.8 percent decrease when compared to the 68.2 percent of the 
stolen value recovered in 1975. 

CLEARANCES 

In 1976, law enforcement agencies cleared 20 percent of 



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the Motor Vehicle Thefts, when compared to the 21 percent cleared 
in 1975. 



32 percent of the total clearances for Motor Vehicle Theft 
involved juveniles during 1976. In comparison to 1975, 34 percent 
of the total cleared involved a juvenile arrest. 

PERSONS ARRESTED 

3,726 persons were arrested in Maryland for Motor Vehicle 
Theft during 1976. This results in a 10 percent decrease when com- 
pared to the 4,132 arrests in 1975. 

Of the total persons arrested for Motor Vehicle Theft, 
40 percent were adults and 60 percent juveniles. 52 percent of the 
total were white, while 47 percent were black, and 1 percent of other 
races. 94 percent of the total persons arrested for Motor Vehicle 
Theft were males and 6 percent were females. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 16 year 
old age group which represents 15 percent of the total persons 
arrested for Motor Vehicle Theft. 



81 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1975 & 1976 



1975 




JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 

1975 1,942 ,,66i i,6j8 I ,8?9 1,586 1,629 2,040 1,920 1,799 1,980 1,632 1,533 

1976 1,531 1,387 1,453 1,343 1,396 1,444 1,507 1,677 1,447 1,761 1,356 1,470 
^ Ch. -21 -1 7 -1 1 -27 -12 -11 -26 -1 3 -20 -1 1 -1 7 -4 



82 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF VEHICLE 




83 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 

PERCENT OF VALUE RECOVERED 



1975 




84 



INDEX OFFENSE DATA 



The tables contained within this section were designed to 
facilitate quick reference of statistical crime information relative 
to the different reporting areas of the State of Maryland. 

The tables are broken down by Regions. Within each Region 
information is listed in County name sequence and is further detailed 
to show the activity experienced by individual police agencies. The 
general identifying descriptions which indicate the reporting areas 
are listed and defined as follows: 



Region Total - This line indicates the total activity of 

all the Counties within the indicated Region, 

County Total - This line indicates the total activity of 
all reporting Agencies within the indicated 
County. 

Sheriff - This line indicates the total activity 
reported by Sheriff's Offices. This is 
to include activity which may have occurred 
within the corporate limits of towns in that 
County. 



County Pol ice 
Departments ■ 



This line indicates the total artivity 
reported by County Police Departments. 
This is to include activity which may 
have occurred within the corporate limits 
of towns in that County. 



State Police - This line indicates the total activity 

reported by all State Police installations 
within the indicated reporting area. This 
is to include activity which may have 
occurred within the corporate limits of 
towns in that County. 



Municipal 
Pol ice 
Departments 



This line indicates the total activity 
reported by the individually specified 
police department to include only those 
crimes which were handled by that depart- 
ment. 



The five Regions used in 
Program consist of the following: 

Region 1 - Eastern Shore 



the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting 



Caroline County 



85 



INDEX OFFENSE DATA (Cont'd) 



Cecil County 
Dorchester County 
Kent County 
Queen Anne's County 
Somerset County 
Talbot County 
Wicomico County 
Worcester County 

Region 2 - Southern Maryland 

Calvert County 
Charles County 
St. Mary's County 

Region 3 - Western Maryland 

Allegany County 
Carroll County 
Frederick County 
Garrett County 
Washington County 

Region 4 - Washington Metropolitan Region 

Montgomery County 

Prince George's County *^ 

Region 5 - Baltimore Metropolitan Region 

Baltimore City 
Anne Arundel County 
Baltimore County 
Harford County 
Howard County 

The tabulations in this section indicate the volume of Crime 
in Maryland. The measure used is a Crime Index consisting of seven 
offenses which are counted as they become known to the law enforcement 
agencies. Crime classifications used in the Index are: Murder and 
Nonnegligent Manslaughter, Forcible Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, 
Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft, and Motor Vehicle Theft. 

Each heading contained in this report is defined below: 

Population: Estimated population of the State, Regions, 
and Counties. This information, represen- 
tative of 1976, was provided by the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation. 



86 



INDEX OFFENSE DATA (Cont'd) 



Total Offenses: This is the sum total of the seven Index 
Offenses. 

Total Cleared: The sum total of the seven Index Offenses 
cleared. 

Percent Cleared: The percentage of Index Offenses cleared 

by arrest or exceptional means. The mathe- 
matical formula may be expressed as follows: 

Pprrpnt flparpd = Total Index Offenses Cleared 

rercent ^leareu ^^^^^ Actual Index Offenses Reported x 100 



Crime Rate: This rate is the number of Index Offenses per 
100,000 population. To compute a crime rate, 
you must divide the population by 100,000 and 
divide the number of offenses by that answer. 

Example: Population for Region 1 = 277,151 

Number of Index Offenses for Region 1 in 
1976 = 12,213 



277,151 ^ 2 77 
100,000 

12,213 = 4,409.0 
2.77 



Crime Rate for Region 1 = 4,409.0 



Crime Rates for the individual agencies are not calculated in © 
the following table because of overlapping jurisdiction in many cities 
of municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies. This table con- 
tains the offenses reported by the individual agencies with crime rates 
for the county and region totals. 



87 



MARriAND U C l( CRIMl INDEX REPORT 







Popula- 
tion 


Crime 
Rate 


1 

; Total 
i Offenses 


Total 
Cleared 


1 Percent 
Cleared 


Murder 


Rape 


Robbery 


Aggravated 
Assault 


Breaking oi 
Entering 


Larceny 
Theft 


H/V Theft 


REGION I 


1975 


266,727 


4.429.6 


11 ,827 


3,271 


28 


19 


62 


224 


1 ,037 


3,678 


6,339 


468 




1976 


277,151 


4,409.0 


. 12.213 


2,927 


24 


23 


86 


1R6 


947 


3,745 


6,761 


466 




% Change 


_.'-Al. 


5 


_+_3..3. 


. -.i.QJ._ 




+21 .J 






- .8-7 


- * J.-A-. 




Ji 


CAROLINE COUNTY 


1975 


20.037 


2,635.0 


527 


180 


34 


1 


1 


19 


45 


199 


237 


25 




1976 


21 .840 


2,313.6 


509 


137 


27 


3 


7 


10 


31 


186 


264 


8 




% Change 


+ 9.0 


-12.2 


- 3.4 


-23.9 


-20,6 


+200.0 


+600.0 


-47.4 


-31.1 


- 6.5 


+11.4 


-68.0 


Denton PD 


1975 






80 


50 


63 








3 


7 


17 


53 







1976 






111 


46 


41 








3 


11 


20 


77 







' Change 






+38.8 


- 8.0 


-34.9 


- 


- 





+57.1 


+17.6 


+45.3 


- 


Federal sburg PD 


1975 






78 


29 


37 








7 


6 


14 


44 


7 




1976 






71 


11 


15 





2 





4 


13 


50 


2 




it Change 






- 9.0 


-62.1 


-59.5 


- 


- 


- 


-33.3 


- 7.1 


+13.6 


-71 .4 


•Goldsboro PO 


1975 




























1976 












- 

























% Charge 


























Greensboro PO 


1975 






18 


7 


39 











1 


8 


7 


2 




1976 






14 


5 


36 








1 





11 


2 







% Change 






-22.2 


-28.6 


- 7.7 


- 


- 


- 


- 


+37.5 


-71.4 


- 


Preston PD 


1975 






Z 





- 














1 


1 







1976 






1 





- 

















1 







% Change 






-50.0 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 





- 


Ridgely PD 


1975 






10 


2 


20 











1 


4 


5 







1976 






14 


7 


50 











1 


7 


6 







% Change 






+40.0 


+250.0 


+150.0 


- 


- 


- 





+75.0 


+20.0 


- 


Caroline County SO 


1975 






26 


3 


12 


1 








1 


16 


8 







1976 






23 


3 


13 











1 


10 


11 


1 




% Change 






-11.5 





+ 8.3 


- 


- 


- 





-37.5 


+37.5 


- 


State Pol ice 


1975 






313 


89 


28 





1 


9 


29 


139 


119 


16 




1976 






275 


65 


24 


3 


5 


6 


14 


125 


117 


5 




% Change 






-12.1 


-27.0 


-14.3 


- 


+400.0 


-33.3 


-51 .7 


-10.1 


- 1.7 


-68.8 


CECIL COUNTY 


1975 


53.726 


4,431 .5 


2,393 


491 


21 


2 


8 


27 


185 


836 


1 ,180 


145 




1976 


56,320 


4,316.1 


2,417 


404 


17 


3 


16 


32 


155 


762 


1,291 


158 




% Change 


+ 4.8 


- 2.6 


+ 1.0 


-17.7 


-19.0 


+50.0 


+100.0 


+18.5 


-16.2 


- 8.9 


+ 9.4 


+ 9.0 


♦Cecil ton PD 


1975 




























1976 






7 





- 














3 


4 







% Change 


























•Charlestown PD 


1975 




























1976 






25 


6 


24 











2 


9 


13 


1 




% Change 


























•Chesapeake City PD 


1975 




























1976 






1 





- 














1 










% Change 


























Elkton PO 


1975 






461 


73 


16 








3 


7 


92 


328 


31 




1976 






498 


83 


17 





1 


6 


15 


83 


347 


46 




% Change 






+ 8.0 


+ 13.7 


+ 6.3 






+100.0 


+114.3 


- 9.8 


+ 5.8 


+48.4 


North East PD 


1975 






44 


15 


34 











16 


9 


19 







1976 






74 


23 


31 











15 


12 


42 


5 




% Change 






+68.2 


+53.3 


- 8.8 








- 6.3 


+33.3 


+121.1 




*Port Deposit PD 


1975 




























1976 






24 



















7 


16 


1 




% Change 



























•1975 data not available 



88 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 

























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C 


1. 




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1 






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a. 






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cc 




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Rising Sun PD 


1 97S 






72 


35 


49 











3 


10 


62 


7 




19/6 






43 


12 


2H 














1 3 


27 


3 




% Chan'jo 






-40. 1 


-65. ; 


-42.9 










♦3.0.0 


-411. 1 


S/ . i 


far ) 1 fniint V Sfl 


1 97b 






4')li 


116 


23 





1 1 


1 


(iS 


21 7 


IfU) 


Itl 




1 976 






363 


56 


1 5 


1 




4 


4 3 


1 1 5 


I ijfj 


1 2 




% Change 






-27.1 


-51.7 


-34.8 




-81. B 


♦300.0 


-33.8 


-47.0 





-33.3 




1 975 






1 ,318 


252 


19 


2 


7 


23 


94 


508 


59S 


89 




1976 






1 , 382 


224 


1 6 


2 


1 3 


22 


80 


51 9 


656 


90 




% Change 






♦ 4.9 


-n . 1 


-15.8 





+85.7 


- 4.3 


-14.9 


+ 2.2 


+10.3 


+ 1.1 


DORCHESTER COUNTY 


1 975 


28 ,900 


4,720.7 


1 ,369 


555 


41 


3 


5 


41 


252 


314 


734 


20 




1 976 


29,929 


4 ,440. 


1 , 332 


51 9 


39 


4 


3 


27 


215 


301 


757 


25 




% Change 


+ 3.6 


- 5.9 


- 2.7 


- 6.5 


- 4.9 


+ 33.3 


-40.0 


-34.1 


-14.7 


- 4.1 


+ 3.1 


+25.0 


Cdfnbr i PD 


1 975 






928 


348 


38 


2 


2 


35 


1 56 


167 


553 


1 3 




1 976 






921 


324 


35 


2 





1 9 


146 


186 


554 


1 5 




% Change 






- .8 


- 6.9 


- 7.9 







-45.7 


- 6.4 


+ 10.8 


+ .2 


+ 15.4 


nu r 1 ut, ^ • u 


1 975 






1 9 



















1 7 


2 







1 976 






27 


1 


37 


Q 


Q 


Q 


Q 


g 




] 




% Change 






+42.1 














-47.1 


+750.0 




Dorchfistcr County SO 


1 975 






31 4 


1 79 


57 


Q 




] 


88 


88 


1 34 


2 




1 976 






271 


149 


55 




1 


3 


51 


71 


143 


1 




% Change 






-13.7 


-16.8 


- 3.5 




C 


+200.0 


-42.0 


-19.3 


+ 6.7 


-50.0 


State Police 


1975 






108 


28 


26 


1 


2 


5 


8 


42 


45 


5 




1976 






113 


36 


32 


1 


2 


5 


18 


36 


43 


8 




% Change 






+ 4.6 


+28. 6 


+23.1 











+125.0 


-14.3 


- 4.4 


+60.0 


KENT COUNTY 


1975 


1 6,640 


3,588.2 


610 


208 


34 





1 




42 


226 


31 4 


21 




1 976 


1 6 785 


3 058 8 


520 


187 


36 





9 


4 


90 


142 


254 


21 




% Change 


+ .9 


-14.8 


-14.8 


-10.1 


+ 5.9 




+800.0 


-33.3 


+114.3 


-37.2 


-19.1 





Chestertown PO 


1975 






1 72 


75 


44 


Q 


Q 




1 


51 


99 


9 




1976 






146 


27 


1 8 







] 


Q 


42 




5 




% Change 






-15.1 


-64.0 


-59.1 






-66.7 




-17.6 


- 5.1 


-44.4 


Rock Hall PO 


1975 






2 


1 


50 





Q 


Q 





Q 


2 


Q 




1976 






17 


1 


g 




Q 


Q 


Q 




1 7 
1 c 


Q 




% Change 






+750.0 





-88.0 












+500.0 


* 


Kent County SO 


1975 






300 


1 1 9 


40 


Q 


Q 


2 


23 


115 


1 57 


3 




1976 






247 


142 


57 





3 


] 


81 


49 


1 07 


g 




% Change 






-17.7 


+ 19.3 


+42.5 






-50.0 


+252.2 


-57.4 


-31.8 


+100.0 


State Pol ice 


1 975 






1 36 


1 3 


1 


g 




1 


9 


60 


66 


9 




1976 






1 10 


1 7 


1 5 


Q 


2 


2 


9 


46 


4 1 


1 




% Change 






-19.1 


+30.8 


+50.0 


' 


+100.0 


+100.0 





-23.3 


-26.8 


+11.1 


QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


1 975 


20.500 


3 481 


731 


85 


1 2 






1 6 


30 


299 


356 






1 976 


20,223 


3 690.0 


738 


1 90 


26 


1 


1 


1 4 


55 


302 


335 


21 




X Change 


- 1.4 


+ 6.0 


+ 1.0 


+123.5 


+116.7 


-80.0 


+150.0 


-12.5 


+83.3 


+ 1.0 


- 5.9 





CentreviUe PD 


1975 






63 


9 


1 4 












36 


26 







1976 






69 


29 










1 


5 


37 


26 







% Change 






+ 9.5 


+222.2 


+200.0 




" 





" 


+ 2.8 







**Queen Anne's County SO 


1975 






5 


5 


1 00 










3 




2 


g 




1 976 






42 


42 


1 00 


Q 






20 


7 


^ 1 


Q 




% Change 


























State Pol ice 


1975 






663 


71 


11 


5 


4 


15 


27 


263 


328 


21 




1976 






627 


119 


19 


1 


7 


12 


30 


2S8 


298 


21 




% Change 






- 5.4 


+67.6 


+72.7 


-80.0 


+75.0 


-20.0 


+n.i 


- 1.9 


- 9.1 






"Information for 1975 does not Include a complete year's data 



89 



MAKYI AND II (, U I KIMI INIH X HI I'llKT 

























































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SOMERSET COUNTY 


1975 


iH.niio 


4.116.7 


741 


1311 


41. 


2 


3 


\ i 


HH 


26'j 


3bO 


20 




1976 


Ii),/I7 


3,385.0 


677 


249 


i/ 


1 


6 


•j 


51 


31 1 


285 


18 




Change 


*9.i^ 


-17.8 


— '_1-A 






-50.0 


_+J00,0__ 


-61^5 


-42 . 


+17.4 _ 


■18.6 


-10.0 


Crlsfield PD 


1975 






205 


99 


48 











56 


59 


89 


1 




1976 






183 


63 


34 








2 


7 


74 


99 


1 




7 Change 






-10.7 


-36.4 


-29.2 








_ -87.5 


+25.4 


+ 1 1.2 





Princess Anne PO 


1975 






77 


8 


^ 10 





1 


3 





24 


41 


8 




1976 






78 


12 


15 














38 


35 


5 




% Change 






+ 1.3 


+50.0 


+50.0 










+ 58.3 


-14.6 


-37.5 


'University of Maryland 
Eastern Shore PD 


1975 
1975 
i Change 






33 


12 


36 











4 


19 


10 





Somerset County SO 


1975 






98 


98 


100 











9 


15 


71 


3 




1976 






16 


16 


100 








1 


8 


2 


2 


3 




% Change 






-83.7 


-83.7 





. 


_ 


_ 


-11.1 


-86.7 


-92.2 





State Pol ice 


1975 






361 


133 


37 


2 


2 


10 


23 


167 


149 


8 




1976 






367 


146 


40 


1 


6 


2 


32 


178 


139 


9 




% Change 






+ 1.7 


+ 9.8 


+ 8.1 


-50.0 


+200.0 


-80. 


+39. 1 


+ 6.6 


- 6 7 


+ 12 5 


TALBOT COUNTY 


1975 


24,948 


3,516.0 


879 


214 


24 


2 


4 


23 


48 


246 


528 


28 




1976 


25,784 


3,711 .5 


965 


217 


22 


1 


6 


23 


52 


265 


598 


20 




X Change 


♦ 3.4 


♦ 5.6 


+ 9.8 


+ 1.4 


- 8.3 


50.0 


+50.0 





+ 8.3 


+ 7.7 


+13.3 


-28. 6 


Easton PD 


1975 






443 


99 


22 


1 


1 


14 


6 


82 


323 


16 




1976 






467 


90 


19 


1 


4 


12 





118 


326 


6 




% Change 






+ 5.4 


- 9.1 


-13.6 





+300.0 


-14.3 




+43.9 


+ .9 


-62. 5 


Oxford PD 


1975 






18 


1 


6 











1 


6 


11 







1976 






21 


8 


38 








1 


2 


7 


11 







% Change 






+16.7 


+700.0 


+533. 3 








+1 00. 


+16.7 







St. Michael' s PD 


1975 






72 


16 


22 








1 


7 


21 


43 







1976 






46 


11 


24 





1 





4 


11 


30 







% Change 






-36.1 


-31.3 


+ 9.1 








-42.9 


-47.6 


-30.2 




•Trappe PD 


1975 




























1976 






72 


31 


43 











6 


25 


41 







% Change 


























Talbot County SO 


1975 






32 


29 


91 








1 


11 


10 


10 







1976 






25 


24 


96 








2 


16 


4 


3 







% Chdng6 






-21.9 


-17.2 


+ 5.5 






+100.0 


+45.5 


-60.0 


-70.0 




State Pol ice 


1975 






314 


69 


22 


1 


3 


7 


23 


127 


141 


12 




1976 






334 


53 


16 





1 


8 


24 


100 


187 


14 




% Chfin^e 






+ 6.4 


-23.2 


__-2_7..3 




-66. 7 


+14.3 


+ 4.3 


-21.3 


+32.6 


+ 16.7 


WICOMICO COUNTY 


1975 


57.261 


3.549.1 


2.023 


517 


26 


4 


11 


43 


95 


543 


1 ,218 


109 




1976 


59.758 


4,475.0 


2,685 


691 


22 


7 


12 


56 


143 


809 


1,554 


104 




* ChdRQe 


+ 4.4 


+26. 1 


+32. 7 


+ 14.3 


-15.4 +75.0 


+ 9. 1 


+ 30.2 


+50. 5 


+49. 


+27.6 


- 4.6 


Delmar PD 


1975 






58 


8 


14 








1 


5 


15 


36 


1 




1976 






44 


4 


9 








1 


2 


14 


27 







% Change 






-24.1 


-50. 


-35.7 









-60.0 


- 6.7 


-25. 




**Fruitland PD 


1975 






25 


1 


4 








1 





16 


8 







1976 






28 


9 


32 


1 





2 


1 


12 


12 







% Change 


























Salisbury PD 


1975 






834 


181 


22 


1 


4 


17 


8 


180 


569 


55 




1976 






1 .173 


223 


19 





7 


31 


9 


288 


777 


61 




% Change 






+40.6 


+23.2 


-13.6 




+75.0 


+82.4 


♦ 12.5 


+60.0 


+36.6 


+10.9 



*1975 data not available 

'•Information for 1975 does not include a complete year's data 

90 



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•SilUbury State College PD 1975 




























1976 






76 


1 3 


1 7 













19 


54 


] 




% Change 


























Wtcomtco County SO 


1975 






128 


128 


100 











37 


Q 


91 









1976 






148 


148 


1 00 


Q 


Q 




69 




77 







% Change 






♦ 15.6 


♦15.6 











+86.5 




-15.4 




State Police 


1975 






978 


1 99 


20 


3 


7 


24 


45 


332 


514 






1976 






1,216 


1 94 


1 6 


5 


5 


21 


60 


475 


607 


42 




% Change 






♦24.3 


- 2.5 


-20.0 


+100.0 


-28.6 


-12.5 


+ 33.3 


+43.1 


♦ 18.1 


-20.8 


WORCESTER COUNTY 


1975 


26 715 


9 459. 3 


2 554 


683 


27 


Q 


1 5 


36 


252 


760 


1 .422 


79 




1976 


26 795 


8,777.8 


2,370 


433 


1 8 




] 7 


] ^ 


1 55 


667 


1 ,423 


90 




* Change 


+ .3 


- 7.2 


- 7.2 


-36.6 


-33.3 




+ 13.3 


-58.3 


-38.5 


-11.1 


+ .1 


+13.9 


Berlin PD 


1975 






62 


27 


44 








] 


1 ] 


1 6 


33 






1976 






52 


1 8 


35 





Q 


Q 


g 


1 6 


28 


Q 




* Change 






-16.1 


-33.3 


-20.5 








-27.3 





-15.2 




Ocean City PO 


1975 






1 , 739 


429 


25 





g 


23 


1 39 


51 9 


990 


60 




1976 






1,711 


284 


1 7 


Q 


g 


3 


1 00 


479 


1,046 


69 




% Change 






- 1.6 


-33.8 


-32.0 




+12.5 


-65.2 


-28.1 


- 7.7 


♦ 5.7 


+ 15.0 


Ocean Pines PD 


1975 






ICS 

















41 


66 


Q 




1976 






60 


Q 




Q 


Q 


Q 





] 7 


43 


Q 




% Change 






-44.4 














-58.5 


-34.8 




Pocomoke City PD 


1975 






231 


95 


41 








2 


67 


46 


112 


4 




1976 






104 


41 


39 











9 


20 


71 


4 




% Change 






-55.0 


- 56 . 8 


-4.9 








-86. 6 


-56. 5 


-36.6 





Snow Hill PD 


1975 






1 


1 













1 


5 


4 







1976 






29 




1 7 





1 





1 


10 


15 


2 




% Change 






+190.0 


-50.0 


-83.0 











+100.0 


+275.0 




Worcester County SO 


1975 






1 00 


28 


28 


Q 





2 


g 


28 


59 


2 




1976 






94 


g 


9 


Q 


3 





1 7 


25 


49 







% Change 






- 6.0 


-71.4 


-67.9 








+88.9 


-10.7 


-16.9 




State Pol ice 


1975 






304 


94 


31 





7 


g 


24 


95 


158 


1 2 




1976 






320 


77 


24 






7 


20 


1 00 


171 


1 5 




* Change 






+ 5.3 


-18.1 


-22.6 




-42.9 


-12.5 


-16.7 


+ 5.3 


♦ 8.2 


+25.0 


E6I0N II 


1975 


1 36 705 


3 369.3 


4 61 6 


925 


20 


] ] 


27 


62 


239 


1 385 


2,649 


243 




1976 


1 36 704 


3 408.8 


4 670 


957 


20 


1 2 


32 


68 


240 


1 ,435 


2,686 


207 




X Change 





+ 1.2 


+ 1.2 


+ 3.5 





+ 9.1 


+18.5 


- 6.5 


+ .4 


♦ 3.6 


♦ 1.4 


-14.8 


CALVERT COUNTY 


1975 


25,930 


2,834.6 


737 


208 


28 


5 


5 


5 


42 


265 


385 


30 




1976 


26 491 


2 869.2 


746 


204 


27 


2 


g 


g 


34 


260 


416 


22 




% Change 


♦ 2.2 


+ 1.2 


+ 1.2 


- 1.9 


- 3.6 


-60.0 


+20.0 


+20.0 


-19.0 


- 1.9 


+ 8.1 


-26.7 


Chesapeake Beach PD 


1975 






84 


31 


37 


Q 


1 


Q 


1 3 


1 8 


48 




1 


1976 






55 


g 


1 5 


Q 


Q 


Q 




1 1 


42 


1 


1 


% Change 






-34.5 


-74.2 


-59.5 








-92.3 


-38 .9 


-12.5 


-75.0 


••North Beach PD 


1975 






60 


1 2 


20 


Q 


Q 


2 


1 2 


1 9 


21 


6 




1976 






89 


1 8 


20 





° 


2 




33 


43 


s 




% Change 


























Calvert County SO 


1975 






36 


7 


20 













1 2 


21 


} 




1976 






29 


1 9 


66 










Q 


1 9 


9 


1 




% Change 






-17.1 


+171.4 


+230.0 










♦58.3 


-57.1 





1 State Police 


1975 






558 


158 


28 


5 


4 


3 


16 


216 


295 


19 




1976 






573 


159 


28 


2 


6 


4 


27 


197 


322 


15 




% Change 






♦ 2.7 


+ .6 





-60.0 


+50.0 


+33.3 


+68.8 


- 8.8 


+ 9.2 


-21.1 



•1975 data not available 

•*Infonnat1on for 1975 does not include a complete year's data 



91 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDIX REPORT 







Popula- 
1 tion 


! Crime 
\ Rate 


Total i 
Offenses 


Total ■ 
[ Cleared ' 


' Percent ' 
: Cleared 


Murder 


Rape 


Robbery 


Aggravated 
Assaul t 


Breaking or 
Entering 


Larceny 
Theft 


M/V Theft 




CHARLES COUNTY 


1975 


55,740 


3,866.1 


2,155 


388 


18 


3 


11 


34 


119 


572 


1 ,295 


131 






1976 


59,758 


3,790.0 


?.274 


493 


22 


7 


16 


32 


116 


610 


1 ,393 


100 







X Change 


_t 1.2 


- 2.0 


* 5.0 


•27. 1 


♦22.2 


+ 133.3 


+45.5 


- 5.9 


- 2.5 


♦ 6.6 


♦ 7.6 


-23.7 




La Plata PO 


1975 






44 


12 


27 











6 


18 


19 


1 






1 976 






13 


4 


31 











1 


3 


9 









% Change 






-70.5 


-66.7 


+14.8 


- 


- 


- 


-83.3 


-83.3 


-52.6 


- 




Charles County SO 


1975 






1 ,599 


294 


18 


2 


8 


22 


74 


447 


968 


78 






1976 






1 ,655 


377 


23 


5 


12 


21 


68 


454 


1,020 


65 






I Change 






+ 3.5 


+36.6 


+27.8 


+150.0 


+50.0 


- 4.5 


- 8.1 


- 3.8 


+ 5.4 


-16.7 




State Pol ice 


1975 






522 


82 


16 


1 


3 


12 


39 


107 


308 


52 






1976 






606 


112 


18 


2 


4 


11 


47 


143 


364 


35 




- - - 


Change 


^- - 




'16.1 


<36.fi 


+ 12.5 


+10O.0 


♦33.3 


- 8.3 


+20.5 


.♦33,6 


+18.2 


-32.7 




ST. rWRY'S COUNTY 


1975 


55,U35 


3.116.4 


1 .714 


129 


19 


3 


11 


23 


78 


548 


969 


82 







1976 


50,455 


3,300.0 


1,650 


260 


16 


3 


10 


20 


90 


565 


877 


85 






% Change 


- 8.3 


+ 5.9 


- 3.7 


-21.0 


-15.8 





- 9.1 


-13.0 


+15.4 


+ 3.1 


- 9.5 


+ 3.7 




St. Mary's County SO 


1975 






1,093 


215 


20 





5 


11 


41 


362 


661 


13 






1976 






1 ,097 


156 


14 


3 


4 


15 


44 


372 


630 


29 






% Change 






+ .4 


-27.4 


-30.0 


- 


-20.0 


+36.4 


+ 7.3 


+ 2.8 


- 4.7 


+123.1 




State Pol ice 


1975 






621 


114 


18 


3 


6 


12 


37 


186 


308 


69 






1 976 






553 


104 


19 





6 


5 


46 


193 


247 


56 






% Change 






-11.0 


- 8.8 


+ 5.6 


- 





-58.3 


+24.3 


+ 3.8 


-19.8 


-18.8 




KtulUN 111 


1 975 


380,696 


2,922.3 


11 ,134 


2,351 


21 


16 


48 


194 


617 


3,112 


6,703 


444 






1 976 


395,552 


2,996.0 


1 1 ,864 


2,346 


20 


14 


30 


165 


615 


3,263 


7,402 


375 






% Change 


+ 3.9 


+ 2.5 


+ 6.6 


- .2 


- 4.8 


-12.5 


-37.5 


-14.9 


- .3 


+ 4.9 


+10.4 


-15.5 




ALLEGANY COUNTY 


1975 


79,655 


2,911 .3 


2,329 


571 


25 


3 


5 


20 


114 


669 


1,425 


93 






1976 


83,923 


2,529.8 


2,125 


520 


24 


2 


2 


24 


59 


581 


1 ,384 


73 






X Change 


+ 5.4 


-13.1 


- 8.8 


- 8.9 


- 4.0 


-33.3 


-60.0 


+20.0 


-48.2 


-13.2 


- 2.9 


-21.5 




Cumberland PD 


1975 






1 ,102 


220 


20 


3 


2 


13 


3 


272 


767 


42 






1976 






1 ,113 


313 


28 








14 


7 


247 


819 


26 






% Change 






* 1.0 


+42.3 


_+4p^0 









j+.113_. 3 _ 


- 9.2 


+ 6.8 


-38.1 




Frostburg PD 


1975 







8? 


1 7 


21 








1 





18 


58 


5 






1976 






91 


12 


13 














15 


68 


8 






t Change 






+11.0 


-29.4 


-^3.8 ■J_ 


: — 








r.^ 


-16.7 


+17.2 


+60.0 




Frostburg State College PD 1975 ■ 






111 


14 


13 





1 





3 


54 


51 


2 






1976 






92 


24 


26 





1 





7 


31 


51 


2 






% Change 






-17.1 


+71 .4 


+100.0 


- 





- 


+133.3 


-42.6 










Lonaconing PD 


1975 






6 


4 


67 














6 












1976 






6 


1 


17 











1 


5 












% Change 









-75.0 


-74.6 










-16.7 








Mesternport PD 


1975 







































1976 






13 


6 


46 








1 





7 


3 


2 






% Change 






- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 




Al legany County SO 


1975 






139 


66 


47 











47 


42 


47 


3 






1976 






59 


20 


34 





1 


1 


10 


24 


22 


1 






% Change 






-57.6 


-69.7 


-27.7 








-78.7 


-42.9 


-53.2 


-66.7 




Allegany County State's 
Attorney's Office 


1975 
1976 
X Change 






11 

5 

-54.5 


8 
4 

-50.0 


73 
80 
+ 9.6 














4 
3 

-25.0 


1 
1 



6 
1 

-83.3 








State Pol ice 


1975 






878 


24? 


28 





2 


6 


57 


276 


496 


41 






1976 






746 


140 


19 


2 





8 


31 


251 


420 


34 






X Change 






-15.0 


-42.1 


-32.1 






+33.3 


-45.6 


- 9.1 


-15.3 


-17.1 





92 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 























IK 


L. 
O 














































Perceni 
Cleare( 


u 
u 








c c 


c 








3 c 
&-S 

a. *j 


Crim 
Rate 


1 

; Tota 
Of fei 


o <— 
t— <_> 


T) 
k. 

J 


Rape 

1 


O 


Aggra 
Assai 


Break 
Enter 


Larce 
Theft 




CARROLL COUNTY 


1975 


79.066 


2,470.9 


1 ,952 


408 


21 


2 


14 


18 


131 


517 


1.182 


B8 




1976 


82,407 


2,350.0 


1 .927 


425 


22 


1 


12 


26 


127 


562 


1 .116 


83 




ft ^.ndriyc 


+ 4.2 


- 4.9 




« 4.2 


+ 4.8 


-50.0 


..-Aii_ 


+44.4 


3J 


+ 8.7 


:_5._6 


Q 


"Hampstead PO 


1975 






10 


10 


100 














8 


C 


2 




1976 






2 


1 


50 














2 










% Chan96 






.* 




















Manchester PD 


1975 






8 





- 








1 





1 


5 


1 




1976 






6 


2 


33 








2 


1 





3 













-25.0 










+ 100.0 






-40.0 




••New Windsor PD 


1975 






3 





- 














3 










1976 






4. 


1 


25 














3 





1 




% Chanae 


























Sykesville PO 


1975 






61 


27 


44 











4 


18 


38 


1 




1976 






66 


16 


24 


1 





1 


6 


30 


27 


1 










+ 8.2 


-40. 7 


-45.5 








+ 50.0 


+66.7 


-28.9 





Taneytown PD 


1975 






34 


4 


12 











1 


14 


18 


1 




1976 






46 


22 


48 











10 


8 


27 


1 










+35.3 


+450.0 


+300.0 








+900.0 


-42.9 


+50.0 





Union Bridge PD 


1975 






28 


5 


18 








1 





11 


16 







1976 






12 


5 


42 








2 


1 


5 


4 







% Chdn^s 






-57.1 





+133.3 






+100.0 




-54.5 


-75.0 




Westminster PD 


1975 






268 


49 


18 





2 


4 


9 


33 


209 


11 




1976 






283 


63 


22 





3 


5 


1 


58 


201 


15 




% Change 






+ 5.6 


+28.6 


+22.2 




+50.0 


+25.0 


-88.9 


+75.8 


- 3.8 


+36.4 


State Police 


1975 






1 ,540 


313 


20 


2 


12 


12 


117 


429 


896 


72 




1976 






1 ,508 


315 


21 





9 


16 


108 


456 


854 


65 




% Change 






- 2.1 


+ . 6 


+ 5.0 




-25.0 


+33.3 


-7.7 


+ 6.3 


- 4.7 


- 9 7 


FREDERICK COUNTY 


1975 


93,504 


3,144.7 


2.956 


614 


21 


4 


12 


66 


203 


702 


1 ,819 


150 




1976 


97,068 


3,529.9 


3.521 


752 


21 


8 


8 


40 


196 


846 


2,305 


117 




% Chsncjc 


+ 3.8 


+15.4 


+ 19. 1 


+ 22. 5 





+100.0 


-33.3 


-39.4 


- 3.4 


+20.5 


+26.8 


-22.0 


Brunswick PD 


1975 






58 


26 


45 





1 


2 


14 


16 


23 


2 




1976 






136 


26 


19 








1 


12 


30 


89 


4 




% ChflfiQc 






+1 34 . 5 





-57.8 






-50. 


-14.3 


+87.5 


+287.0 


+100.0 


•Burkittsville PD 


1975 




























1976 






8 


7 


88 











3 


3 


2 

































Eimiitsburg PD 


1975 






17 


3 


18 











3 


7 


6 


1 




1976 






20 


5 


25 





1 





1 


4 


13 


1 




% CndnQ6 






+17.6 


+66 7 


+38. 9 








-66. 7 


-42 . 9 


+116.7 


Q 


Frederick PO 


1975 






1 ,504 


369 


25 


2 


3 


42 


80 


192 


1 .113 






1976 






2,013 


494 


25 


3 


2 


31 


72 


341 


1 .499 


65 










+33.8 


+33 9 


Q 


+50 


-33. 3 


-26 2 


-10.0 


+77.6 


+34. 7 


- 9.7 


Thurmont PD 


1975 






12 


2 


17 











1 


6 


5 







1976 






15 


7 


47 











3 


2 


10 







% CndnQ6 






+25.0 


+260 


+176.5 








+200.0 


-66. 7 


+100.0 




Frederick County SO 


1975 





































1976 






n 


1 


9 








1 





4 


6 







% Change 


























1 State Police 


1975 






1 ,365 


214 


16 


2 


8 


22 


105 


481 


672 


75 




1976 






1,318 


212 


16 


5 


5 


7 


105 


462 


687 


47 




% Change 






- 3.4 


- .9 





+150.0 


-37.5 


-68.2 





- 4.0 


♦ 2.2 


-37.3 



•1975 data not available 

•Information for 1975 does not include a complete year's data 



93 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



3C EOJ iOU UTI UiO T3 Oi ^ Ut} fOO) U>*- 

co 'f-4-> 4->^ WO) i~ <u u a. C7^i>i (u-M i-o) 

o— i-'o o**- O'— a*-— 3 o cn \A <o£ ^ 

C1.+J (_jq; O t— cj n cc q: <t< cduj x 



GARRETT COUNTY 


1975 


22,689 


2,021 


.7 


465 


112 


24 


2 


2 


5 


30 


187 


221 


18 






, 1976 


23,660 


2,054 


.2 


493 


98 


20 





1 


2 


30 


165 


282 


13 






% ChdnQG 


+ 43 


+ ] 


_ g 


+ 60 


-12 5 


-16 7 




-50 


-60 


g 


- 1 1 8 


+27 6 


-27 8 




Oakland PD 


1975 








61 


15 


25 








1 


e 


15 


35 


2 






1976 








77 


20 


26 











6 


18 


53 









% Ch3nQ8 








+26 2 


+33 3 


+ 40 








-25 


+20 


+51 4 






Garrett County SO 


1975 
1976 








209 
223 


52 
42 


25 
19 






1 

1 


1 

2 


10 
9 


105 

88 


91 
122 


1 

1 






% ChdnQG 








+ 67 




-24 . 







+1 00 . 


-10.0 


-16.2 


-34 . 1 







State Police 


1975 








195 


45 


23 


2 


1 


3 


12 


67 


95 


15 






1976 








193 


36 


19 











15 


59 


107 


12 






% Change 








- 1.0 


-20. 


-17.4 








+25.0 


-11.9 


+12.6 


-20.0 




WASHINGTON COUNTY 


1975 


105.782 


3,237 


7 


3,432 


646 


19 


5 


15 


85 


139 


1 ,037 


2,056 


95 






1976 


108.494 


3,516 


7 


3,798 


551 


15 


3 


7 


73 


203 


1 ,109 


2,314 


89 






% Change 


+ 2.6 


+ 8 


6 


+10.7 


-14.7 


-21.1 


-40.0 


-53.3 


-14.1 


+46.0 


+ 6.9 


+12.5 


- 6.3 




"Boonsboro PD 


1975 








9 


4 


44 











2 


2 


4 


1 






1976 








16 


8 


50 











2 


5 


9 









% ChdHQe 






























Hagerstown PO 


1975 








1 ,887 


402 


21 


3 


7 


62 


66 


525 


1 ,172 


52 






1976 








2,089 


340 


16 





1 


55 


112 


557 


1 ,318 


46 






% Change 








+ 10.7 


-15.4 


-23.8 




-85.7 


-11 .3 


+69. 7 


+ 6.1 


+ 12.5 


-11.5 




Hancock PD 


1975 








54 


18 


33 











4 


14 


34 


2 






1976 








49 


13 


27 











3 


10 


34 


2 














- 9 3 


-27 8 


-18 2 








-25 


-28 6 


Q 







Wil 1 iamsport PD 


1975 








49 


7 


14 








1 


1 


17 


30 









1976 








65 


5 


8 











2 


16 


44 


3 






% Change 








+32.7 


-28. 6 


-42.9 








+100.0 


- 5.9 


+46.7 






Washington County SO 


1975 








453 


78 


17 








4 


27 


112 


307 


3 






1976 








580 


76 


13 





2 


3 


41 


147 


379 


8 






% Change 








+28. 


- 2.6 


-23. 5 






-25.0 


+51 . 9 


+31.3 


+23.5 






State Pol ice 


1975 








980 


137 


14 


2 


8 


18 


39 


367 


509 


37 






1976 








999 


109 


11 


3 


4 


15 


43 


374 


530 


30 






% Change 








+ 1.9 


-20.4 


-21 .4 


+50. 


-50.0 


-16.7 


+10.3 


+ 1.9 


+ 4.1 


-18.9 




REGION IV 


1975 


1,251,799 


5,975 


6 


74,814 


14,048 


19 


73 


380 


3,096 


2,391 


17,202 


44,921 


6,751 






1976 


1,256,223 


5,694 


5 


71 .523 


14,008 


20 


66 


404 


2,843 


2,322 


17,032 


43,029 


5,827 






% Change 


+ .4 


- 4 


7 


- 4.4 


- . 3 


+ 5.3 


- 9.6 


+ 6.3 


- 8.2 


- 2.9 


- 1.0 


- 4.2 


-13.7 




MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


1975 


571 ,436 


4,567 


4 


26,080 


6,381 


24 


21 


92 


651 


367 


5,860 


17,060 


2,029 






1976 


570,275 


4,273 


7 


24,360 


5,315 


22 


28 


96 


638 


360 


5,584 


15,999 


1 ,655 






% Change 


- .2 


- 6 


4 


-6.6 


-16.7 


-8.3 


+33. 3 


+ 4.3 


- 2.0 


-1.9 


- 4.7 


- 6.2 


-18.4 




Gaithersburg PD 


1975 








38 


5 


13 


1 





2 


1 


7 


26 


1 






1976 








21 


3 


14 














5 


13 


3 






% Change 








-44.7 


-40.0 


+ 7.7 










-28.6 


-50. 


+200 . 




Md. National Capital 
Park Police 


1975 








147 


4 


3 











3 


35 


101 


8 






1976 








117 


4 


3 











1 


35 


79 


2 






% Change 








-20.4 














-66.7 





-21 .8 


-75.0 




Montgomery County PD 


1975 








24,735 


6,080 


25 


19 


84 


578 


286 


5,549 


16,309 


1 ,910 






. 1976 








23,052 


5,046 


22 


26 


85 


564 


257 


5,349 


15,205 


1,566 






% Change 








- 6.8 


-17.0 


-12.0 


+36.8 


+ 1.2 


- 2.4 


-10.1 


- 3.6 


- 6.8 


-18.0 




Rockville PD 


1975 








165 


51 


31 








1 


19 


25 


112 


8 






1976 








255 


53 


21 








3 


17 


19 


206 


10 






% Change 








+54.5 


+ 3.9 


-32.3 






+200.0 


-10.5 


-24.0 


+83.9 


+25.0 





Information for 1975 does not include a complete year's data. 



94 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INOtX REPORT 

























o 


























•« •-* 


OS at 
c c 










Popula 
tion 


Crime 
Rate 


Total 
i Offens 


1 

1 

■ Total 
* Cleare 


Percer 
1 Cleare 


Hurder 


& 

s 




i 

j Robbe 1 


> r— 

•a 3 
V «> 
< < 


; Breaki 
] Enteri 


Larcer 
Theft 







Takom Park PD 


1975 






747 


213 


29 


1 


6 


65 


42 


205 


368 


60 




1976 






723 


186 


26 


2 


1 1 


69 


74 


149 


379 


39 




% Change 






- 3.2 


-12.7 


-10.3 


+100.0 


+83.3 


. 6 _?_^ 


♦76.2 


.-_22._3 


♦_3.0 


_ -_35.0 


State Pol fee 


1975 






248 


28 


11 





2 


5 


16 


39 


144 


42 




1976 






192 


23 


12 








2 


1 1 


27 


117 


35 




X Change 






-22.6 


-17.9 


+ 9.1 


" 




-60.0 


-31 . 3 


-30.8 


-18.8 


-16.7 


IINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY 


1975 


680.363 


7,166.8 


48,734 


7,667 


16 


52 


288 


2,445 


2,024 


11 .342 


27.861 


4.722 




1976 


685,948 


6,875.1 


47,163 


8,693 


18 


38 


308 


2.205 


1 ,962 


11.448 


27.030 


4.172 




% Change 


♦ .8 


- 4.1 


- 3.2 


tl3.4 


+12.5 


-26.9 


+ 6.9 


- 9.8 


- 3. 1 


+ .9 


- 3.0 


-11 .6 


Bladensburg PD 


1975 






698 


248 


36 





3 


24 


41 


153 


404 


73 




1976 






754 


238 


32 





5 


38 


70 


173 


404 


64 




% Change 






+ 8.0 


- 4.0 


-11.1 


- 


+66. 7 


+58.3 


+ 70.7 


+13.1 





-12.3 


Bowie State College PD 


1975 






67 


1 


1 











1 


21 


45 







1976 






50 


3 


6 





1 








30 


19 







% Change 






-25.4 


+200.0 


+500.0 


- 


— 


- 


— — — 


+42.9 


-57.8 


" 


Cheverly PD 


1975 






292 


32 


11 





1 


10 


14 


74 


182 


11 




1976 






245 


25 


10 








12 


21 


55 


145 


12 




% Change 






-16.1 


-21 .9 


- 9.1 


- 


'— 


+20.0 


+50.0 


-25.7 


-20.3 


+ 9.1 


Colmar Manor- 
Cottage City PD 


1975 
1976 






81 
94 


33 
30 


41 
32 











3 
5 


17 
4 


26 

30 


33 
47 


2 

8 




% Change 






+16.0 


- 9. 1 


-22.0 






+66. 7 


-76. 5 


+ 15.4 


+42.4 


+300.0 


district Heights PD 


1975 






225 


4 


2 





2 


7 


5 


51 


144 


16 




1976 






234 


22 


9 





1 


3 


1 3 


89 


114 


14 




% Change 






+ 4.0 


+450.0 


+350.0 


" 


-50. 


-57.1 


+1 60. 


+74.5 


-20.8 


-12.5 


■ainnount Heights PD 


1975 






59 


16 


27 





1 


7 


11 


18 


18 


4 




1 976 






41 


4 


10 








1 


4 


9 


15 


2 




% Change 






-30.5 


-75.0 


-63.0 


- 


- 


-85.7 


-63.6 


+ 5.6 


-16.7 


-50.0 


crest Heights PD 


1975 






162 


28 


17 








11 


9 


46 


87 


9 




1 !','6 






141 


35 


25 








8 


12 


33 


84 


4 




% Change 






-13.0 


+25.0 


+47.1 


- 


~ 


-27.3 


+33.3 


-28.3 


- 3.4 


-55.6 


reenbelt PD 


1975 






696 


293 


42 


1 


1 


13 


12 


117 


452 


100 




1 976 






608 


212 


35 





2 


8 




112 


373 


102 




% Change 






-12.6 


-27.6 


-16.7 


- 


+100.0 


-38.5 


- 8.3 


- 4.3 


-17.5 


+ 2.0 


yattsviHe PD 


1975 






974 


75 


8 





1 


14 


14 


186 


648 


111 




1976 






800 


73 


9 


1 


2 


22 


27 


189 


510 


49 




% Change 






-17.9 


- 2.7 


+ 12.5 


- 


+100.0 


+57.1 


+92.9 


+ 1.6 


-21.3 


-55.9 


aurel PD 


19/5 






696 


119 


17 


1 





41 


9 


108 


465 


72 




1976 






736 


145 


20 





2 


27 


3 


98 


534 


72 




I Change 






♦ 5.7 


+21.8 


+17.6 


- 


- 


-34.1 


-66.7 


- 9.3 


+14.8 





t. Rainier PD 


1975 






572 


60 


10 


3 


6 


58 


47 


117 


302 


39 




1976 






448 


49 


11 





3 


55 


34 


101 


215 


40 ^ 




% Change 






-21.7 


-18.3 


+10.0 


- 


-50.0 


- 5.2 


-27.7 


-13.7 


-28.8 


+ 2.6 


-Ince George's County PD 


1975 






40,486 


6.395 


16 


47 


261 


2,147 


1 .693 


9,279 


23.140 


3,919 




1976 






39,577 


7,497 


19 


37 


280 


1 ,941 


1 .611 


9.627 


22.591 


3.490 




t Change 






- 2.2 


+ 17.2 


+18.8 


-21.3 


+ 7.3 


- 9.6 


- 4.8 


♦ 3.8 


- 2.4 


-10.9 


verdale PD 


1975 






330 


36 


11 








7 


25 


76 


194 


28 




1976 






243 


24 


10 





2 


4 


17 


63 


139 


18 




t Change 






-26.4 


-33.3 


- 9.1 




" 


-42.9 


-32.0 


-17.1 


-28.4 


-35.7 


koma Park PD 


1975 






352 


98 


28 





3 


31 


20 


97 


173 


28 




1976 






339 


86 


25 





5 


33 


35 


70 


178 


18 




X Change 






- 3.7 


-12.2 


-10.7 




+66.7 


+ 6.5 


+75.0 


-27.8 


+ 2.9 


-35.7 



95 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 




University of Maryland 
College Park PO 


1975 
1976 






1 ,213 
1 ,260 


76 
80 


6 
6 






3 
1 


17 
11 


16 
18 


626 
418 


513 
755 


38 
57 






% Change 






'+ 3.9 


+ 5.3 





- 


-66.7 


-35.3 


+ 12.5 


-33.2 


+47.2 


+50.0 




University Park PD 


1975 






48 


12 


25 








5 


1 


19 


21 


2 






1976 






79 


3 


4 








2 


2 


22 


51 


2 






? Change 






+64.6 


-75.0 


-84.0 


- 


- 


-60.0 


+100.0 


+15.8 


+142.9 







State Police 


1975 






1 ,635 


133 


8 





6 


43 


67 


285 


975 


259 






1976 






1 ,514 


167 


11 





4 


35 


80 


319 


856 


220 






t Change 






- 7.4 


+25.6 


+37.5 


- 


-33.3 


-18.6 


+19.4 


+ 11.9 


-12.2 


-15.1 




REGION V 


1975 


2,062.073 


6,765.4 


139,503 


37,629 


27 


314 


759 


10.519 


8,908 


32,506 


73.222 


13,275 






1976 


2,078,370 


6,442.1 


133,867 


33,350 


25 


237 


771 


8,982 


8,123 


30,836 


74,034 


10,884 






X Change 


+ .8 


- 4.8 


- 4.0 


-11.4 


- 7.4 


-24.5 


+ 1.6 


-14.6 


- 8.8 


- 5.1 


+ l.i 


-18.0 




BALTIMORE CITY 


1975 


864,100 


8,149.4 


70,411 


22,583 


32 


259 


463 


9,055 


6,309 


15,787 


30,936 


7,602 






1976 


860,974 


7,929.0 


68,269 


19,255 


28 


200 


460 


7,764 


5,788 


15,443 


32,711 


5,903 






% Change 


- .4 


- 2.7 


- 3.0 


-14.7 


-12.5 


-22.8 


- .5 


-14.3 


- 8.3 


- 2.2 


+ 5.7 


-22.3 




Baltimore City PD 


1975 






70,411 


22,583 


32 


259 


463 


9,055 


6,309 


15,787 


30,936 


7,602 






1976 






67,559 


19,190 


28 


200 


460 


7,755 


5,776 


15,319 


32,152 


5,887 






% Change 






- 4.1 


-15.0 


-12.5 


-44.3 


- .6 


-14.4 


- 8.4 


- 3.0 


+ 4.0 


-22.6 





♦University of Maryland 
Baltimore City 


1975 
1976 
J Change 






535 


49 


9 








9 


5 


98 


419 


4 




♦Port Administration PD 


1975 






























1976 






175 


16 


9 











7 


26 


130 


12 






* Change 




























ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


1975 


331.390 


6.767.7 


22,401 


4,528 


20 


16 


74 


413 


1 ,514 


5,662 


12,736 


1 .986 






1976 


340.345 


5.512.9 


18.744 


3.482 


19 


10 


77 


330 


619 


4,653 


11 ,535 


1 ,520 






% Change 


+ 2.7 


-18.5 


-16.3 


-23.1 


- 5.0 


-37.5 


t 4.1 


-20.1 


-59.1 


-17.8 


- 9.4 


-23.5 




Annapol is PD 


1975 






3.038 


580 


19 





11 


76 


55 


489 


2,250 


157 






1976 






2.089 


500 


24 





10 


50 


50 


278 


1 .606 


95 






' Change 






-31 .2 


-13.8 


+26.3 


- 


- 9.1 


-34.2 


- 9.1 


-43.1 


-28.6 


-39.5 




Anne Arundel County PD 


1975 






17,432 


3,716 


21 


15 


49 


271 


1 ,328 


4,725 


9,492 


1 ,552 






1976 






14,902 


2,815 


19 


9 


52 


250 


446 


4,017 


8,920 


1 ,208 






% Change 






-14.5 


-24.2 


- 9.5 


-40.0 


+ 6.1 


- 7.7 


-66.4 


-15.0 


- 6.0 


-22.2 




State Aviation PD 


1975 






143 


14 


10 








3 


4 


5 


97 


34 






1976 






208 


14 


7 





1 


3 





2 


157 


45 






% Change 






+45.5 





-30.0 


- 


- 





- 


-60.0 


+61.9 


+32.4 




State Police 


1975 






1 .788 


218 


12 


1 


14 


63 


127 


443 


897 


243 






1976 






1,545 


153 


10 


1 


14 


27 


123 


356 


852 


172 






% Change 






-13.6 


-29.8 


-16.7 








-57.1 


- 3.1 


-19.6 


- 5.0 


-29.2 




BALTIMORE COUNTY 


1975 


642,154 


5.564.5 


35.724 


8,184 


23 


27 


153 


787 


503 


8,312 


22,950 


2,992 






1976 


642.369 


5,603.0 


35,971 


8,229 


23 


22 


155 


730 


1 ,095 


8,205 


22,930 


2,834 






% Change 


+ .03 


+ .7 


+ .7 


+ .5 





-18.5 


+ 1.3 


- 7.2 


+117.7 


- 1.3 


- .1 


- 5.3 




Baltimore County PD 


1975 






33,743 


7.923 


23 


24 


137 


750 


347 


8,009 


21 ,663 


2,813 






1976 






33.944 


7.991 


24 


19 


142 


688 


949 


7,878 


21,572 


2,696 






T Change 






+ .6 


♦ .9 


+ 4.3 


-20.8 


+ 3.6 


- 8.3 


+173.5 


- 1.6 


- .4 


- 4.2 




Sparrows Point PD 


1975 






379 


1 1 


3 











3 


28 


339 


9 






1976 






327 


9 


3 








1 


2 


n 


310 


3 






T Change 






-13.7 


-18.2 











-33.3 


-60.7 


- 8.6 


-66.7 




University of Maryland 
Baltimore County PD 


1975 
1976 






225 
294 


5 
17 


2 
6 











1 


2 
1 


18 
28 


200 
260 


5 
4 






% Change 






+ 30.7 


+240.0 


+200.0 








-50.0 


+55.6 


+30.0 


-20.0 





•1975 data not available 



96 













MARYLAND U C 


R CRIME 


INDEX REPORT 




































■o 
1/ 


o 

at o» 
















"C 




*j ^ 








•o *^ 


c c 


>, 


I 






Popula 
tion 


Cri«e 
Rate 




Total 
Offens 


Total 
Cleart 


Percer 
Clean 


1 

i 


a 


Robbei 

i 


Aggra\ 
Assaul 


M L. 

g a 

CD |5 


Theft 


i 


*Port Adfninlstratlon PD 


1976 






























1976 








66 


4 


6 











1 


7 


47 


11 




t Change 















. .. 















Cfafji Pnl irp 


197S 








1,377 


245 


18 


3 


16 


37 


151 


257 


748 


165 




1976 








. 1,340 


208 


16 


3 


13 


40 


142 


281 


741 


120 




% Change 








- 2.7 


-15.1 


-11.1 





-18.8 


+ 8.1 


- 6.0 


+ 9.3 


- .9 


-27.3 


HARFORD COUNTY 


1975 


129,059 


4,338 





5,596 


1 ,200 


21 


6 


29 


150 


315 


1 ,402 


3,439 


255 




1 976 


136,805 


4,220 


4 


5,782 


1 ,352 


23 


2 


37 


78 


349 


1 ,498 


3,576 


242 




% Change 


+ 6.0 


- 2 


7 


+ 3.3 


+ 12.7 


+ 9.5 


-66.7 


+27.6 


-48.0 


+10.8 


+ 6.8 


+ 4.0 


- 5.1 


Aberdeen PD 


1975 








1 ,082 


66 


6 





8 


70 


42 


248 


675 


39 




1976 








1 ,182 


67 


6 


1 


6 


27 


50 


259 


814 


25 




% Change 








+ 9.2 


+ 1.5 





- 


-25.0 


-61 .4 


+19.0 


+ 4.4 


+20.6 


-35. 9 


Be1 A1r PO 


1975 








601 


150 


25 





2 


7 


21 


94 


441 


36 




1976 








602 


171 


28 





1 


5 


19 


75 


494 


8 




% Change 








+ .2 


+14.0 


+12.0 


- 


-50.0 


-28.6 


- 9.5 


-20. 2 


+12.0 


-77.8 


Havre de Grace PD 


1975 








584 


135 


23 





3 


16 


28 


177 


350 


10 




1976 








647 


212 


33 





3 


10 


33 


167 


411 


23 




% Change 








+10.8 


+ 57.0 


+43.5 


- 





-37.5 


+17.9 


- 5.6 


+ 17.4 


+1 30. 


Harford County SO 


1975 








1 ,414 


469 


33 





3 


12 


47 


409 


907 


36 




1976 








1 ,376 


549 


40 


1 


4 


7 


32 


457 


839 


36 




* Change 








- 2.7 


+17.1 


+21.2 


- 


+33.3 


-41 .7 


-31.9 


+11.7 


- 7,5 





State Police 


1975 








1 ,915 


380 


20 


6 


13 


45 


177 


474 


1 ,066 


134 




1976 








1 ,975 


353 


18 





23 


29 


215 


540 


1 ,018 


150 




% Change 








+ 3.1 


- 7.1 


-10.0 


- 


+76 9 


-35.6 


+21 .5 


+13.9 


- 4.5 


+11.9 


HOWARD COUNTY 


1975 


95,370 


5,653.7 


5,371 


1,134 


21 


6 


40 


114 


267 


1 ,343 


3,161 


440 




1976 


97,877 


5,205 


1 


5,101 


1 ,032 


20 


3 


42 


80 


272 


1 037 


3,282 


385 




% Change 


+ 2.6 


- 7. 


9 


- 5.0 


- 9.0 


- 4.8 


-50.0 


+ 5.0 


-29.8 


+ 1.9 


-22.8 


+ 3.8 


-12.5 


Howard County PD 


1975 








4,755 


1 ,040 


22 


4 


30 


95 


217 


1 ,180 


2,863 


366 




1976 








4,502 


951 


21 


1 


29 


58 


225 


903 


2,969 


317 




% Change 








- 5.3 


- 8.6 


- 4.5 


-75.0 


- 3. 3 


-38.9 


+ 3.7 


-23.5 


+ 3.7 


-13.4 


State Police 


1975 








616 


94 


15 


2 


10 


19 


50 


163 


298 


74 




1976 








699 


81 


14 


2 


13 


22 


47 


134 


313 


68 




% Change 








- 2.8 


-13.8 


- 6.7 





+30.0 


+15.8 


- 6.0 


-17.8 


+ 5.0 


- 8.1 


ms 


•Maryland Park Service 


1975 






























1976 








125 


22 


18 








1 


4 


12 


107 


1 




% Change 




























•Maryland Toll Facilities 


1975 






























1976 








15 


5 


33 





1 





7 


1 


6 






% Change 




























•Natural Resources 


1975 






























1976 








196 


8 


4 











1 





195 







i Change 




























U.S. Park Service 


1975 








212 


44 


21 


1 


11 


9 


59 


20 


103 


9 




1976 








235 


47 


20 





3 


12 


63 


27 


117 


13 




I Change 








+10.8 


+ 6.8 


- 4.8 




-72.7 


+33.3 


+ 6.8 


+35.0 


+ 13.6 


+44.4 



*1975 data not available 

97 



MUNICIPALITY CRIME RATES 



Crime Rates for the individual cities are calculated in the 
following table. The rates for many cities are based on combined 
figures of municipal, county and state Law Enforcement Agencies due 
to overlapping jurisdictions.* 



ft 



*Crime Rates for individual cities in Prince George's County are not 
calculated in this publication because of the overlapping jurisdictions. 
At this time Prince George's County Police Department is unable to fur- 
nish the Maryland UCR Program with a breakdown of crime for the munici- 
palities in their jurisdiction. Therefore, to have computed a crime 
rate for many cities in Prince George's County would have given a 
misleading picture of the crime problem in those areas. 



99 



REGION 1 



CAROLINE COUNTY 



Denton 


4.826 


111 ' 








3 




11 


20 


77 





Federal sburg 


3.381 


71 





2 







4 


13 


50 


2 


Greensboro 


1,077 


14 








1 










11 


2 


Preston 


167 


1 



















1 





Ridqely 


1 ,556 


14 













1 


7 


6 





CECIL COUNTY 


Ceci 1 ton 


2,833 


17 








1 




1 


11 


4 





Charlestown 


3,900 


39 













2 


15 


20 


2 


Chesapeake City 


273 


3 
















2 


1 





Elkton 


7,382 


502 





1 


6 




16 


84 


349 


46 


North East 


3,773 


83 













16 


16 


46 


5 


Perryvllle 


4,857 


102 





1 


2 




5 


28 


59 


7 


Port Deposit 


2,800 


28 





1 







1 


8 


16 


2 


Rising Sun 


3,667 


44 
















14 


27 


3 


DORCHESTER COUNTY 


Cambridge 


7,675 


921 


2 





19 




146 


185 


554 


15 


Hurlock 


2,909 


32 
















12 


19 


1 


KENT COUNTY 


Chestertown 


4,056 


145 





4 


1 







42 


94 


5 


Rock Ha 11 


lj417 


17 


p. 





^ 







5 


12 





QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 






















Centreville 


3,63? 


6>) 








1 




5 


37 


26 





SOMERSET COUNTY 






















Crisf ield 


5,781 


185 








2 




9 


74 


99 " 


1 


Princess Anne 


11,100 


111 













4 


57 


45 


5 


TALBOT COUNTY 


Easton 


6,311 


467 


1 


4 


12 







118 


326 


6 


Oxford 


2.625 


21 








1 




2 


7 


11 





St. Michael 's 


3,067 


46 





1 







4 


11 


30 





Trappe 


10,286 


72 













6 


25 


41 





WICOMICO COUNTY 


Del mar 


3,385 


44 








1 




2 


14 


27 





Fruitland 


1,037 


28 


1 





2 




1 


12 


12 





Sal isbury 


6,912 


1 ,251 





7 


31 




12 


307 


832 


62 


WORCESTER COUNTY 


Ocean Pines 


3,000 


60 
















17 


43 





Berl in 


?,476 


52 













8 


16 


28 


■ 


Ocean City 


106,938 


1,711 





9 


8 




100 


479 


1 ,046 


69 


Pocomoke City 


2.537 


104 





n 







9 


20 


71 


4 


Snow Hill 


1 . 1 6(1 


29 





1 







1 


10 


15 


2 


EGION II 


CALVERT COUNTY 






















Chesapeake Beach 


4,583 


55 













1 


11 


42 


1 


North Beach 


8,182 


90 








2 




6 


34 


43 


5 


CHARLES COUNTY 


Indian Head 


3,357 


47 








1 







9 


33 


4 


La Plata 


5,000 


100 








5 




5 


18 


72 





ST. MARY'S COUNTY 






















Leonardtown 


3,000 


42 





1 







2 


15 


24 






100 



m 41 



01 *-> 

S5 



REGION 111 



ALLEGANY COUNTY 




















Cumberland 


4,025 


1.123 








15 


7 


250 


824 


2/ 


Frostburg 


3.473 


183 





1 





7 


46 


119 


10 


Lonaconirg 


375 


6 











1 


5 








Westernport 


433 


13 








1 





7 


3 


2 


CARROLL COUNTY 


Hampstead 


2,350 


47 








2 


3 


17 


23 


2 


Manchester 


1,625 


26 








2 


3 


6 


13 


2 


•Mt. Airy 


4,444 


80 








2 


6 


25 


44 


3 


New Windsor 


1,111 


10 











1 


4 


4 


1 


Sykesvi 1 le 


3,300 


66 


1 





1 


6 


30 


27 


1 


Taneytown 


2.621 


76 











11 


19 


44 


2 


Union Bridge 


1.417 


17 








3 


1 


e 


5 





Westminster 


3.626 


283 





3 


5 


1 


58 


201 


15 


FREDERICK COUNTY 


Brunswick 


2,776 


136 








1 


12 


30 


89 


4 


Burkittsville 


2,667 


8 











3 


3 


2 





Emitsburg 


2,059 


35 


c 


2 





5 


6 


20 


2 


Frederick 


7,B48 


2,017 


3 


2 


32 


73 


341 


1 ,501 


65 


Middletown 


2,923 


38 











2 


9 


27 





Hyersvi lie 


1,600 


8 


1 








1 


1 


5 





New Market 


3,000 


9 














1 


8 





Thunnont 


1,033 


31 





1 





4 


5 


20 


1 


Wal kersvi 1 le 


1 .769 


23 











2 


6 


15 





Woodsboro 


2,500 


10 














1 


9 





GARRETT COUNTY 


Grantsvi 1 le 


200 


1 

















1 





Mt. Lake Park 


385 


5 














2 


3 





Oakland 


3,200 


80 








1 


6 


18 


54 


1 


* 

WASHINGTON COUNTY 




















Boonsboro 


1,600 


24 











2 


6 


16 





Funkstown 


545 


6 














2 


4 





Hagerstown 


5,729 


2,091 





1 


55 


112 


557 


1 .320 


46 


Hancock 


2,000 


50 











3 


10 


35 


2 


Keedysvi He 


250 


1 

















1 





Sharpsburg 


250 


2 














1 


1 





Smithsburg 


4,857 


34 





1 





1 


13 


19 





Wi 1 1 iamsport 


2,704 


73 











2 


18 


50 


3 


REGION IV 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


Chevy Chase IV 


1,200 


30 














12 


19 


2 


Chevy Chase Vil lage 


3.000 


75 





c 





1 


11 


62 


1 


Gaithersburg 


3,547 


940 


1 


4 


11 


5 


222 


577 


120 


Garrett Park 


1,615 


21 





1 


1 





9 


10 





Kensington 


6,739 


155 








3 


1 


43 


96 


12 


Poolesvil le 


1.323 


41 








1 





15 


24 


1 


Rockville 


4,658 


2,329 





5 


32 


55 


543 


1 .573 


121 


Somerset 


2,846 


37 














14 


21 


2 


••Takoma Park 


5,418 


1,062 


2 


16 


102 


109 


219 


557 


57 


"•PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY 


•Although Mt. Airy lies in 
Carroll County. 


Carroll, Frederick and 


Howard 


Counties, for 


purposes of 


this report, we 


have shown the 


data for the entire city In 




••Although Takoma Park lies 
in Montgomery County. 


in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, 


for purposes 


of this report. 


we have shown 


the data 


for the entire city 





•Because the Prince George's County Police Department is unable to furnish the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program with a breakdown of crime 
for the municipalities in their jurisdiction, we are not able to provide crime index information for the cities In Prince George's County. 



101 



REGION V 

BALTIMORE CITY 



Baltimore Cit y 7.929 68 -i^? 200 460 7 ,_764 5^,_789 JA. W A2_Jil 5.903 

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 

Annapolis 5.571 2^089 ]0 50 50^ _278 l_j_606 95 

HARFORD COUNTY 

Aberdeen 7,434 1 .182 1 6 27 50 259 814 25 
Bel Air 6.689 602 1 5 19 75 494 8 
Havre de Grace 5.795 649 3 10 33 168 411 24 



102 



MARYLAND 
ARREST DATA 



ARREST DATA 



The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program requires the 
submission of monthly reports of data concerning persons arrested in 
the state. A record of total arrest activity for criminal acts in 
both Part I and Part II crime classes is received from 115 county, 
state and municipal law enforcement agencies, according to the age, 
sex and race of persons arrested. Traffic arrests, except Driving 
While Intoxicated, are not reported. A total of 173,289 arrests for 
Part I and Part II criminal offenses were reported during 1976. In 
comparison to 1975, there were 169,988 arrests which results in a 
2 percent increase. Based on 1976 population estimates, there were 
4,185.7 arrests per 100,000 population in Maryland. The arrest rate 
for 1975 was 4,148.1, resulting in a 1 percent increase in arrest 
rate. 

A person is counted on the monthly arrest report each 
time he is arrested. It should be noted that a person may be 
arrested several times during a given month for the same or differ- 
ent offenses. This occurs frequently in a crime such as Disorderly 
Conduct. A juvenile is counted as "arrested" when the circumstances 
are such that if he or she were an adult an arrest would be counted, 
or when police or other official action beyond a mere interview, 
warning or admonishment is taken. 

Arrest figures do not indicate the number of individuals 
arrested or summonsed since, as has been pointed out, one person 
may be arrested several times during the month. However, arrest 
information is useful in measuring the extent of law enforcement 
activities in a given geographic area, as well as providing an 
index for measuring the involvement in criminal acts, by the age, 
sex and race of perpetrators. 

32 percent of all reported arrests during 1976 were for 
Part I offenses (Murder, Manslaughter, Forcible Rape, Robbery, 
Aggravated Assault, Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft and Motor 
Vehicle Theft). Analysis of Part I arrest data indicates that 
Larceny comprised the highest percentage of all arrests for Part I 
crimes, with 49 percent of the total. The same trend for Larceny 
occurred in 1975 with 34.2 percent of the total. The Disorderly 
Conduct and All Other Offense categories continue to record the 
highest percentage of arrests for Part II offenses. These offenses 
accounted for 37.1 percent of the total Part II offenses in 1976. 
In 1975, these offenses accounted for 38.5 percent of the total 
of Part II offenses. 

VIOLENT CRIME 

Arrests for crimes of violence (Murder, Forcible Rape, 



105 



Robbery, and Aggravated Assault) on a statewide basis amounted to 21 
percent of arrests for Part I offenses and 7 percent of the total 
arrests in 1976, as compared to 23 percent of arrests for the Part I 
offenses and 8 percent of total arrests in 1975. A further evalua- 
tion indicates that arrests for Robbery and Aggravated Assault were 
the most frequent, representing 44 and 45 percent respectively of 
the total arrests for Violent Crimes. 

PROPERTY CRIME 

Property Crime arrests (Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft 
and Motor Vehicle Theft) comprised 79 percent of all arrests for 
Part I offenses and 25 percent of the total arrests in 1976, as com- 
pared to 77 percent of all arrests for Part I offenses and 26 percent 
of the total arrests in 1975. 

The highest percentage of Property Crime arrests, 62 percent, 
occurred in the Larceny category, the same as in 1975, with 61 percent 
of the total . 

DRUG ABUSE VIOLATION ARRESTS 



Information pertaining to Drug Abuse Violation arrests is 
collected according to specific drug categories and whether the 
arrest was for Sale and Manufacture or Possession of the specific 
drug. During 1976, a total of 15,430 arrests for Drug Abuse Law 
Violations was reported, as compared to 1975 with 13,799 arrests, 
resulting in a 12 percent increase. Evaluation of data reported 
discloses that 59.5 percent of all persons arrested for Drug Abuse 
Violations were under 21 years of age. 64.9 percent of all persons 
arrested for Drug Abuse Violations were under 21 in 1975. 33.6 per- 
cent of the Drug Abuse Violation Arrests were for persons under the 
age of 18 as compared to 31.4 percent in 1975. Analysis of indivi- 
dual categories showed that the highest percentage of arrests, 79 
percent, involved marijuana, as compared to 75.4 percent in 1975. 
84 percent of the total Drug Abuse arrests were for Possession while 
16 percent were for Sale or Manufacture. Possession of marijuana 
represented 69 percent of the total Drug Abuse arrests. 

GAMBLING ARRESTS 

A total of 1,798 gambling arrests were reported during 
1976. In 1975, 1,663 persons were arrested for Gambling Violations, 
resulting in an 8 percent increase. 

Arrests for gambling offenses amounted to 1 percent of all 
reported Part I and Part II arrests, the same percentage as in 1975. 
Persons under the age of 18 made up 8.9 percent of all gambling 



106 



arrests compared to .2 percent in 1975. The 35-39 age category 
had the highest percentage of gambling arrests with 10.7 percent 
of the total, as compared to 17.4 percent of the total for the 
30-34 age category, which had the highest percentage in 1975. 



107 



ARRESTS 

JUVENILE 
1975 & 1976 




1975 
1976 
Ch. 



JAN 


FEB 


MAR 


APR 


4.832 


4,884 


5,497 


5,157 


4,220 


4.629 


5,405 


5,010 


-13 


-5 


-2 


-3 



MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 



5,328 
5.286 
-1 



5,246 
5,885 
+12 



4,663 
4,937 
*6 



5.264 4,995 5.572 5,099 4,225 

5,453 5,264 5,836 5,082 4,516 

+4 t5 ♦5 -.3 +7 



108 



ARRESTS 

ADULT 
1975 & 1976 




m 

976 
Ch. 



JAN 


FEB 


MAR 


APR 


MAY 


JUNE 


JULY 


AUG • 


SEPT 


OCT 


NOV 


DEC 


8,44? 


/•.930 


9,102 


9,046 


9.186 


8.997 


9.564 


10.303 


9.617 


10.216 


8.425 


8.493 


8.299 


3.143 


8,874 


8.b34 


8,963 


9.981 


10.608 


10.223 


10,170 


9,843 


9.457 


8.571 


-2 


♦3 


-3 


-5 


-2 


♦11 


♦ 11 


-1 


♦ 7 


-4 


♦ 12 


•1 



109 



ARRESTS , 

ADULT VS. JUVENILE 
1976 




110 



ARRESTS 

DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS 
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 




PERCENT 



ARRESTS 

DISTRIBUTION BY SALE AND 
DRUG ABUSE VIOLATION 



POSSESSION 



SALE 




ARRESTS 

DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS 
POSSESSION VS. SALE AND MANUFACTURING 

1976 




1 



1)3 



ARRESTS 



GAMBLING VIOLATIONS 
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 

1975 




1976 





Numbers 
Bookmaking 
All Other 



ARRESTS 



TTT 



CLASSIFICATION 
OF OFFENSES 



MALE 



FEMALE 



Murder & Nonneqilgent 

Manslaughter 381 
Manslaughter by 

Negligence 54 



Forcible Rape 840 

Robbery 4,859 

Felonious Assault 4,405 

Breaking or Entering 12,371 

Larceny-Theft 19,385 

Motor Vehicle Theft 3,508 

Other Assaults 13,795 

Arson 505 

Forgery S Counterfeiting 856 

Fraud 2,937 

Embezzlement 129 
Stolen Property; Buying, 

Receiving, Possessing 1,777 

Vandalism 5,416 
Weapons; Carrying, 

Possessing, etc. 3,376 
Prostitution and 

Conmercial ized Vice 294 

Sex Offenses (Except Forc'ble Rape, 

Prostitution S Conmercial ;'<:ed Vice) 1,084 

Drug Abuse Violations 12,998 

Gambling 1,511 
Offenses Against Family 

and Children 1,089 

Driving Under the Influence 7,347 

Liquor Laws 4,195 

Disorderly Conduct 15,067 

Vagrancy 704 

All Other Offenses (Except Traffic) 21.699 

Suspicion 2,002 
Curfew and Loitering 

Law Violations 610 

Run-Aways 1,375 



54 
5 

9 

254 
782 
669 

7,579 
218 

2,082 
83 
355 

1,584 
60 
209 
446 
248 
465 
35 

2,432 
287 
125 
607 
626 

2.923 
93 

4.055 
380 
160 

1.895 



108 
33 
291 
977 
2.351 
7.291 
11 .833 
1 ,951 
9.229 
388 
598 
2.455 
112 
1 ,146 
4,356 
1 ,651 
329 
709 
10,334 
460 
576 
5,690 
3,533 
9,799 
435 
14,850 
1,841 
508 
2,623 



NEGRO 

327 
23 
554 
4,126 
2,802 
5.727 
15.009 
1 .754 
6.603 
200 
607 
2.023 
76 
833 
1 .486 
1 .958 
426 
405 
5.076 
1 .338 
638 
2.248 
1 .281 
8.155 
358 
10.846 
535 
261 
639 



INDIAN 



1 
6 

20 

11 
6 
5 

24 

3 
1 

2 

11 
8 
4 

8 


7 
4 

19 
1 

27 
1 

2 



CHINESE 



JAPANESE 



ALL OTHER 







2 

12 

8 


2 


1 
3 

1 
1 


3 

5 
2 
4 







3 
3 
4 

11 

9 

100 
6 

13 

3 

40 
1 
5 



11 


6 
3 

12 


27 
4 
1 
6 



GRAND TOTAL 



144,569 



28,720 



96,457 



76,324 



171 



284 



115 



A R R L S T S 



CLASSIFICATION 
or OFFENSES 



10 t. 
Under 



AGE 



11-12 13-14 



Murder i Nonnegligent 
Manslaughter 

Manslaughter by 
Negl igence 



Forcible Rape 3 

Robbery 51 

Felonious Assault 38 

Breaking or Entering 297 

Larceny-Theft 637 

Motor Vehicle Theft 18 

Other Assaults 202 

Arson 56 

Forgery & Counterfeiting 

Fraud 2 

Embezzlement 

Stolen Property; Buying, 

Receiving, Possessing 18 

Vandalism 351 
Weapons; Carrying, 

Possessing, etc. 8 
Prostitution and 

Commercialized Vice 

Sex Offenses (Except Forcible Rape, 

Prostitution S Conmercial ized Vice) 24 

Drug Abuse Violations 9 

Gambling 

Offenses Against Family 

and Children 33 

Driving Under the Influence 4 

Liquor Laws 

Disorderly Conduct 68 

Vagrancy 1 

All Other Offenses (Except Traffic) 283 

Suspicion 10 
Curfew and Loitering 

Law Violations 9 

Run-Aways ^ 82 

GRAND TOTAL 2,204 



1 


9 

136 
77 

669 
1 ,421 
65 

291 
53 




36 
548 
34 



37 
69 
1 
8 
1 

20 
168 

2 

707 
23 
65 

228 



218 
2,003 
3,361 
447 
979 
107 
16 
30 
1 

153 
918 
150 
5 

104 
658 
13 
20 
5 

170 
852 
28 

2,172 
127 
193 

1 ,106 



5 
1 

30 
420 
201 
1 ,631 
2,505 
558 
776 
63 
16 
26 
3 

129 
626 



78 
1 ,067 
19 
19 
7 

326 
820 
18 
1,902 
114 
193 
857 



18 
1 

42 
532 
249 
1 ,619 
2,652 
574 



48 
26 
3 

180 
514 
232 



1 ,515 
55 
15 
53 
604 
1 ,002 
30 
1 ,842 
233 
169 
663 



10 
1 

49 
577 
282 
1 ,432 
2,674 
562 
881 
36 
61 
36 



565 
211 
20 
60 
1 ,872 
56 
16 
137 
713 
1 ,077 
34 
1.615 
266 
141 
334 



27 
2 
61 
498 
272 
1,042 
1 ,931 
325 
824 
29 
48 
94 
17 
151 
331 
259 
62 
49 
1 ,565 
43 
12 
224 
462 
1 ,232 
51 

1 ,399 
323 





54 
359 
232 
770 
1,447 
217 
703 
31 
108 
109 



230 
186 
44 
45 
1 ,355 
44 
15 
279 
363 
1 ,061 
42 
1 ,362 
202 





26 
1 

49 
325 
216 
515 
1 ,125 
157 
745 
15 
52 
162 
12 
119 
245 
175 
56 
32 
1 ,072 
41 
32 
249 
285 
960 
47 
1 ,194 
172 





3 
53 
259 
198 
391 
928 
124 
677 

7 
80 
153 

7 

109 
168 
163 
59 
38 
957 
28 
28 
283 
205 
872 
32 
1 ,117 
147 





25 
5 

33 
235 
221 
293 
839 
110 
606 

10 

65 
174 



134 
161 
53 
35 
826 
32 
34 
263 
181 
734 
29 
1,016 
105 





28 

1 

30 
188 
177 
304 
751 

70 
578 



219 
9 

64 
115 
152 

50 

35 
769 

27 

51 
246 
145 
627 

24 
844 

79 





4,674 14,360 12,577 13,797 13,911 11,333 9,434 8,079 7,114 6,325 5.674 



116 



ARRESTS 



CLASSIFICATION 
OF OFFENSES 



A G E 



A £ t 



24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 



65 t 
Over 



TOTAL 



Murder i Nonnegltqent 
Manslaughter 

Mjn^Uuijhtor by 
N»g1 Igeni « 



Forcible Hnpe 29 

Robbery 156 

Felonious Assault 145 

Breaking or Entering 310 

Larceny-Theft 683 

Motor Vehicle Theft 59 

Other Assaults 534 

Arson 10 

Forgery S Counterfeiting 59 

Fraud 265 

Embezzlement 5 

Stolen Property; Buying, 

Receiving, Possesslnn 63 

Vandalism 80 
Weapons i Carrying, 

Possessing, etc. 130 
Prostitution and 

Conmercial ized Vice 56 

Sex Offenses (Except Forcible Rape, 

Prostitution S Commercialized Vice) 33 

Drug Abuse Violations 651 

Gambling 33 

Offenses Against Family 

and Children 64 

Driving Under the Influence 233 

Liquor Laws 130 

Disorderly Conduct 578 

Vagrancy 31 

All Other Offenses (Except Traffic) 845 

Suspicion 68 
Curfew and Loitering 

Law Violations 



80 
13 
l«) 
529 
685 
898 



27 
276 

1 ,171 
33 
219 
386 
483 
152 
147 

1 ,915 
158 
280 

1 ,208 



131 



511 
348 



2,390 1,246 
203 111 
2,321 1,593 



24 
137 
814 

23 
131 
227 



644 
178 
199 



944 

403 239 
2,184 1.386 



58 



3,276 1,917 

243 no 



444 
269 
699 

46 
1 ,107 

20 

48 
489 

11 



Run-Aways 



237 
192 
179 
843 
158 
1,117 
71 
1 ,411 
64 





38 
38 

356 

105 

536 
33 

854 
12 
49 

323 
18 
46 
96 

185 
24 
46 
97 

205 
92 

829 

114 
1 ,080 
47 

940 
39 




1 

18 
22 

259 
70 

386 
24 

561 
16 
24 

206 
6 
29 
70 

145 
21 
42 
81 

156 
61 

744 
98 

817 
37 

761 
26 




12 
159 

45 
315 

17 
406 

11 

13 
113 
2 

24 

57 
118 



36 
159 

33 
632 

86 
639 

30 
527 

16 





II 
4 
2 
4 

126 
15 



232 
7 
10 
67 
1 

19 
25 



125 
12 
391 
61 
394 
29 
312 
7 





3 
2 
63 
10 
100 

101 

1 

2 
28 
1 
3 
18 



108 
9 

239 
32 
193 
13 
163 
5 




2 
2 
58 
4 

124 
2 

98 
5 
2 

11 
1 
6 

14 

26 



115 
2 

140 
27 
129 
12 
149 
3 





435 
59 
R49 

5,113 
5.187 

13,040 

26,964 
3,726 

15,877 
588 
1 ,211 
4.521 
189 
1 .986 
5.862 
3,624 
759 
1,119 

15,430 
1 ,798 
1 ,214 
7,954 
4,821 

17,990 
797 

25,754 
2,382 
770 
3,270 



GRAND TOTAL 



5,290 19,971 11,657 8,129 6,234 4.698 3,521 2,183 1,166 



958 



173.289 



117 



REGION I 


1975 


10,337 


7,433 


2,904 


29 





50 


108 


577 


883 


1,407 


165 


1 ,031 


16 


112 




1976 


11 ,815 


8,473 


3,342 


27 


6 


45 


149 


683 


792 


1 ,266 


155 


1 ,120 


37 


94 




% ChflPQe 


*14 


+14 


+15 


-7 




-10 


+ 38 


+18 


-10 


-10 


-6 


+ Q 


+1 31 


-16 


CAROLINE COUNTY 


1975 


495 


340 


155 


1 





3 


8 


19 


54 


82 


18 


63 


1 


6 




1975 


604 


427 


177 


3 


1 


1 


14 


30 


52 


73 


4 


57 


2 


4 




% Chdnqe 


+22 


+26 


+14 


+200 




-67 


+ 75 


+58 


-4 


-1 1 


-78 


-10 


+100 


-33 


Denton PO 


1975 


100 


73 


27 











2 


5 


2 


35 





20 










1976 


139 


78 


61 











1 


12 


4 


32 





8 










% Ch^nQC 


+39 


+7 


+126 
























Federal sburg PD 


1975 


85 


70 


15 











3 


3 


4 


5 


3 


20 





4 




1976 


58 


45 


13 








1 





1 


1 


4 


2 


25 










% Chanqe 


-32 


- 36 


- 1 3 
























*Goldsboro PD 


1975 
































1976 














































% ChdnQC 






























Greensboro PD 


1975 


36 


15 


21 














1 


4 


7 


3 


3 










1976 


22 


11 


11 

















10 


4 
















% Change 


-39 


-27 


-48 
























Preston PD 


1975 


2 





2 





































1976 














































% Change 






























Ridgely PO 


1975 


9 


4 


5 

















1 



















1976 


22 


10 


12 














1 


8 


4 








2 







% Change 


+1 44 


+1 50 


+140 
























Carol ine County SO 


1975 


54 


49 


5 














1 


4 


1 





2 










1976 


169 


169 

















2 











7 










% Change 


+21 3 


+245 


























State Pol ice 


1975 


209 


129 


80 


1 





3 


3 


9 


39 


34 


12 


18 


1 


2 




1976 


194 


114 


80 


3 


1 





13 


14 


29 


29 


2 


17 





4 




X Chanfje 


-7 


- 1 2 



























CECIL COUNTY 


1975 


1 ,820 


1,186 


634 


2 





20 


14 


96 


152 


225 


36 


236 


4 


11 




1976 


2,005 


1 ,455 


550 


5 


3 


7 


22 


88 


127 


198 


35 


296 


13 


17 




% Change 


+ 10 


+23 


-1 3 


+1 50 




-65 


+57 


-8 


-16 


-12 


- 3 


+25 


+225 


+55 


*Cecilton PD 


1975 
































1976 














































% Change 






























•Charlestown PD 


1975 
































1976 


29 


17 


12 














3 


4 



















" Change 






























•Chesapeake City PD 


1975 
































1976 














































% Change 






























Elkton PD 


1975 


278 


193 


85 











1 


1 


10 


51 


14 


26 





1 




1976 


381 


252 


129 








1 


4 


10 


12 


53 


16 


37 





4 




% ChanQ6 


+ 37 


+31 


+52 
























North East PD 


1975 


45 


26 


19 














5 


1 








8 










1976 


44 


26 


18 




















7 


1 


12 










% Change 


-2 





-5 
























•Port Deposit PO 


1975 
































1976 


5 


3 


2 














3 











2 










% Change 































•1975 data not available 



118 




326 


5 


229 


469 


1 1 9 


1 1 


75 


1 ,1 58 


3 


244 


145 


1 42 


765 


38 


1 »6B0 


328 


18 


199 


381 


8 


203 


437 


1 1 1 


7 


28 


1 ,286 


1 4 


247 


191 


1 53 


779 


49 


2.502 


821 


17 


208 


+17 


+60 


-11 


-7 


-7 


-36 


-63 


+11 


+75 


♦1 


+ 32 


+8 


+2 


♦26 


♦49 


+ 150 


-6 


♦5 


8 





10 


35 


7 








29 





17 


15 





44 





63 


7 





5 


15 


1 


10 


23 


1 





2 


48 





2 


17 


7 


52 





163 


8 


1 


13 


+88 







-34 


-86 






+66 




-88 


+13 




+ 18 




♦ 159 


+14 




♦160 











4 


4 








9 








9 





10 























3 














34 








13 


2 


25 





2 








2 



2004 1 00 2 03 4 12 13 00 2 

0004 COO 1 02 1 15 C 100 



0000 000 00 00 000 



0005 100 00 2 10 000 

0000 000 00 1 60 001 



0002 000 00 00 000 

0000 000 00 00 000 



0000 000 00 70 000 1 

0003 000 00 1 2 10 000 U 



2000 000 014 00 30 00 

600 1 000 00 1 201 50 00 



40 10 20 1 00 18 00 50 20 70 2 

917 15 1 02 13 00 3 20 10 80 II 



49 1 


22 


85 


14 







135 





66 


10 


20 


168 


11 


296 


34 


15 


91 


58 3 


34 


78 


^2 


3 


7 


225 


1 


27 


22 


27 


174 


n 


366 


58 


1 


77 


♦18 +200 


+55 


-8 


+57 







+67 




-59 


+120 


+35 


+4 





+24 


+ 71 


-93 


-15 



0000 000 00 00 000 



0000 000 3 00 15 400 



0000 000 00 00 000 



5039 000 14 00 1 5 63 9 56 07 2 

5 15 4 1 60 15 9 67 8 53 1 6 



0010 000 00 1 1 14 603 5 

0000 000 1 00 1 12 200 8 



000 ,00 00 00 000 



119 



>» I- 



3 1 29 2 7 2 2 

2 2 7 3 3 



Cecil County SO 


197S 


526 


404 


122 








17 


1 


31 


37 


34 


9 


76 


2 


1 






1976 


671 


576 


95 


2 





3 


7 


26 


17 


34 


3 


118 


12 


3 






1 Change 


+28 


+43 


-22 


























State Police 


1975 


852 


530 


322 


2 





3 


12 


56 


103 


111 


11 


119 





7 






1976 


827 


568 


259 


3 


3 


3 


11 


44 


92 


97 


12 


124 


1 


10 






% Change 


-3 


+7 


-20 


























DORCHESTER COUNTY 


1975 


1 ,429 


1,115 


314 


4 





4 


7 


156 


55 


220 


14 


141 


3 


21 






1976 


1,645 


1 .306 


339 


4 





2 


14 


156 


78 


220 


17 


170 


8 


12 






5 Change 


+15 


+17 


+8 





- 


-50 


+100 





+42 





+21 


+21 


+ 167 


-43 




Cambridge PD 


1975 


849 


607 


242 


2 





1 


4 


117 


27 


164 


10 


30 


3 


20 






1976 


806 


594 


212 


2 








8 


110 


29 


155 


7 


41 


1 


11 






* Change 


-5 


-2 


-12 


























Hurlock PD 


1975 


1 





1 







































1976 


29 


6 


23 

















5 


8 


3 















t Change 


+2800 


- 


+2200 


























Dorchester County SO 


1975 


491 


453 


38 








— - 
1 









36 


— 

18 




46 


— 

3 


100 





1 






1976 


664 


614 


50 


1 





1 


6 


37 


34 


42 


1 


121 


6 


1 






% Change 


+ 35 


+35 


+32 


























State Pol ice 


1975 


88 


55 


33 


2 





2 


3 


3 


10 


10 


1 


11 












1976 


146 


92 


54 


1 





1 





9 


lu 


15 


6 


8 


1 









% Change 


+66 


+67 


+64 


























KENT COUNTY 


1975 


509 


422 


87 











2 


21 


60 


53 


5 


73 


1 


14 






1976 


536 


467 


69 








2 


9 


78 


50 


45 


3 


48 


4 


5 






% Change 


+5 


+11 


-21 


- 


- 


- 


+350 


+271 


-17 


-15 


-40 


-34 


+300 


-64 




Chestertown PD 


1975 


57 


26 


31 











1 


1 


24 


10 





7 












1976 


53 


41 


12 

















5 


7 


1 


25 


1 


1 






% Change 


-7 


+58 


-61 



























Rock Hall PD 


1975 


3 





3 




















3 


















1976 
















































% Change 


- 


- 


- 



























Kent County SO 


1975 


357 


334 


23 











1 


18 


33 


31 





54 


1 


14 






1976 


422 


394 


28 








2 


9 


74 


42 


27 


2 


16 


1 


4 






% Change 


+ 18 


+ 18 


+22 





























State Police 


1975 


92 


62 


30 














2 


3 


9 


5 


12 












1976 


61 


32 


29 














4 


3 


11 





7 


2 









; Change 


-34 


-48 


-3 


























QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


1975 


293 


204 


89 


7 








4 


15 


29 


60 


2 


52 





3 






1976 


571 


396 


175 


1 





9 


5 


27 


30 


89 


9 


73 


1 


6 






X Change 


+95 


+94 


+97 


-86 






+25 


+80 


+3 


+48 


+ 350 


+40 




+100 




Centreville PD 


1975 


10 


10 




















4 


5 


















1976 


35 


17 


18 














7 


5 


9 





3 





1 






X Change 


+250 


+70 




























••Queen Anne's County SO 


1975 


42 


42 























1 





20 












1976 
% Change 


232 


209 


23 








3 


1 


8 


2 


7 





46 


1 


1 




State Pol ice 


1975 


241 


152 


89 


7 








4 


15 


25 


54 


2 


32 





3 






1976 
% Change 


304 
+26 


170 
+ 12 


134 
+51 


1 





6 


4 


12 


23 


73 


9 


24 





4 





••Information for 1975 does not include a complete year's data 



120 



Rising Sun PD 


1975 


119 


33 


86 




1976 


48 


13 


35 




% Change 


-60 


-61 


-59 









1 


12 


1 








12 








4 


3 


15 


1 


11 





5 


8 











14 











3 


Q 


Q 





Q 


2 


Q 




Q 


Q 


3 


20 





2 


1 


1 








32 





64 


4 


3 


26 





130 








35 


24 


) 


5 


7 





3 


•2 


66 


Q 


27 







40 


1 


225 


] 


Q 


38 


24 


1 


15 


63 


12 





7 


77 





2 





8 


50 


1 


93 


34 





41 


34 


2 


24 


42 


18 







92 




Q 




1 7 


38 


2 


73 


57 





22 


69 


1 


15 


71 


7 


1 


9 


69 


1 


29 


47 


15 


109 





346 








15 


78 


2 


22 


74 


7 





6 


95 


7 


57 


56 


4 


91 


Q 


429 


14 




22 


+1 3 


♦100 


+47 


+4 







-33 


+38 


+600 


+97 


+19 


-73 


-17 




+24 






+47 


40 





3 


49 


3 


1 


4 


43 


1 


27 


46 


13 


77 





152 








12 


51 


1 


4 


32 


4 





3 


27 


2 


55 


56 


2 


56 





1 39 








10 











1 












































Q 


Q 


Q 


7 


























6 

















29 


1 


10 


13 


1 





4 


11 


c 





1 


1 


29 





185 








1 


23 


] 


1 7 


24 


2 





1 


46 











2 


26 





260 


10 





2 








2 


8 


3 





1 


15 





2 





1 


3 





9 








2 


4 







^ ] 


] 





2 


22 


5 


2 








3 





30 


4 





10 


27 





3 


12 


1 





2 


54 





48 


7 


3 


22 


1 


89 


4 





6 


55 





7 


6 


7 





I 


20 





50 


7 


6 


12 


14 


98 


2 





7 


+104 




+133 


-50 


+600 




-50 


-63 




+4 





+100 


-46 


+600 


+10 


-50 




+17 











3 


























10 





1 




















3 


4 

















1 





4 





1 




















































































































g 


26 





3 


7 


1 








13 





48 


7 





12 


2 


82 


3 





1 


55 





6 


2 


2 








3 





50 


6 


1 


7 


1 4 


94 


2 





3 


1 








2 








2 


41 











3 








6 


1 





5 








1 


1 


1 





1 


1 7 











5 


1 





3 








4 


10 


1 


5 


14 


1 


1 


4 


25 


1 








1 


8 





40 


2 


o' 


8 


1 3 





29 


45 


4 





2 


30 








5 


2 


26 





144 


3 


2 


1 6 


+30 




+480 


+221 


+300 




-50 


+20 








+ 100 


+225 




+260 


+50 




♦ 100 














































Q 


Q 














2 




















4 











1 





2 


1 


3 


1 





2 
































15 











9 





6 


8 











3 








1 





12 





123 








1 


7 





5 


12 


1 


1 


4 


25 


1 








1 


8 





24 


2 





8 


4 





23 


35 


4 





2 


27 











2 


14 





20 


3 





14 



121 



SOMERSET COUNTY 


1975 


830 


663 


167 


4 





1 


2 


100 


142 


83 


11 


98 


1 


1 




1976 


752 


622 


130 


2, 








6 


86 


105 


75 


12 


78 


Q 


4 




% Change 


-9 


-6 


-22 


-SO 






^+200 


: -14 


:26 


- IP _ 


^ +9 


-20 




+300 


CrUfleld PD 


1976 


206 


1 76 


30 











li 


55 


23 


18 


1 


3 










1476 


IQO 


lf,i, 


IS 


ri 


(] 


(1 


1 


42 


20 


30 


1 


(J 









I Change 


-13 


-6 


-50 
























Princess Anne PD 


1975 


44 


29 


15 














5 





5 





10 










1 976 


49 


38 















5 


3 


7 





9 










t Change 


+11 


+31 


-27 
























•University of Maryland 
Eastern Shore 


1975 
1 976 
X Change 


6 


6 

















2 


4 

















Somerset County SO 


1975 


298 


287 


11 














11 


12 


21 


7 


76 


1 







! *176 


21 6 


209 


7 














8 


2 


2 


4 


69 










_T. Change 


-28 


-27 


. . - ■'6 . . 
























State Police 


1975 


282 


171 


Ill 


4 





1 


2 


28 


107 


39 


3 


9 





1 




1 976 


301 


204 


97 


2 


Q 





5 


29 


76 


36 


7 


1 


Q 


2 




X Change 


+7 


+ 19 


-13 
























TAL30T COUNTV 


1975 


739 


498 


241 


3 





2 


16 


31 


58 


127 


10 


105 


1 


16 




1 976 


1 ,311 


701 


61 


1 





3 


7 


47 


54 


99 


1 


1 35 




1 4 




% Change 


+77 


+41 


+153 


-67 




+50 


-56 


+52 


-7 


-22 





+29 





-13 


Easton PD 


1975 


337 


207 


130 


2 








9 


5 


19 


71 


4 


47 





15 




1 976 


379 


192 


187 


1 





3 


2 





21 


64 


3 


47 





1 3 




% Change 


+13 


-7 


+44 
























Oxford PO 


1975 


2 


] 







Q 





Q 


] 














Q 






1976 


10 


5 


5 














1 


4 


1 
















% ChdDQC 


+400 


+400 


+400 
























St. Michael 's PD 


1975 


30 


18 


12 











1 


4 


3 


13 





4 





1 




1 976 


47 


26 


21 














1 5 


4 


4 





3 


1 


1 




% Change 


+57 


+44 


+75 
























*Trappe PO 


1975 
































1 976 


427 


103 


324 














2 


6 


13 





32 










% Change 






























Talbot County SO 


1975 


120- 


120 


n 











I 


13 


10 


8 





44 










1976 


276 


270 


6 











1 


16 


3 


1 





39 










% Change 


+130 


+125 


























State Pol ice 


1975 


250 


152 


98 


1 





2 


5 


8 


26 


35 


6 


10 


1 







1 976 


1 72 


1 05 


67 











4 


1 3 


16 


1 5 


7 


14 










X Change 


-31 


-31 


-32 
























WICOMICO COUNTY 


1975 


1,62B 


1 ,193 


435 


8 





10 


33 


72 


202 


298 


49 


143 


5 


27 




1 976 


1 , 787 


1 ,324 


463 


7 


2 


6 


54 


1 1 5 


180 


268 


26 


1 50 


2 


20 




X Change 


+ 10 


+11 


+6 


-13 




-40 


+64 


+60 


-11 


-10 


-47 


+5 


-60 


-26 


Delmar PD 


1975 


23 


17 


6 











1 


2 


2 


6 





1 










1 976 


1 


2 


8 














2 


1 


3 





2 










X Change 


-57 


-88 


+33 
























••Fruttland PD 


1975 


1 


1 




















1 



















1976 


17 


6 


11 


1 














12 


3 
















X Change 






























Salisbury PD 


1975 


779 


640 


239 


1 





5 


10 


10 


93 


114 


20 


82 


2 


15 




1976 


789 


584 


205 








4 


30 


13 


65 


87 


8 


100 





9 




* Change 


+ 1 


+8 


-14 
























•1975 data not available 
"Information for 1975 does not include a 


complete year's data 








122 

















66 


1 


32 


45 


14 





2 


31 





35 


2 


2 


50 


2 


93 


5 





7 


60 





12 


56 


10 





3 


38 





6 


1 


6 


46 


1 


139 


3 





3 


-9 




-63 


+24 


-29 




+50 


+23 




-83 




+200 


-8_ 


_ _-50 


HO 








8 





2 


13 


2 





1 


1 





10 








20 


2 


46 











10 








17 


4 





"o 








5 








19 





29 





Q 














4 











5 





1 








9 








5 





























3 





1 


1 





11 


1 


7 








\ 























G 
































57 


1 


10 


13 


5 





1 


9 





23 


2 


1 


19 





29 











46 








4 


4 








3 











4 


8 





72 











1 





20 


15 


7 








16 





1 





1 


2 





18 








7 


4 





12 


35 


2 





3 


32 











2 


8 





31 


3 





2 


9 





13 


54 


10 





3 


62 





7 





13 


36 


4 


110 


25 





24 


21 





8 


69 


10 








133 





71 


4 


61 


94 


9 


241 


185 


13 


20 


+144 




-39 


♦28 









+115 




+914 




+ 369 


♦161 


+ 125 


+119 


+640 




-17 








3 


12 


4 








14 











10 


23 


4 


89 








6 


3 





2 


20 


7 








38 











15 


31 


7 


93 








9 











1 


















































] 








Q 


Q 


2 








] 


Q 





Q 























1 











2 














1 


























3 


1 








4 








3 





3 





5 

















3 


25 


1 








57 





1 





41 


38 





31 


163 


1 3 


1 


7 





3 


2 


1 








9 





7 








8 





7 











16 








3 


Q 


Q 





14 





70 








1 5 


2 


95 








1 


2 





7 


38 


5 





3 


37 











3 


4 





14 


25 


. 


18 


3 





2 


1 8 


] 








1 8 











5 


7 





17 


22 





9 


58 


1 


31 


88 


27 





13 


99 


1 


29 


5 


13 


68 


11 


317 


3 





17 


48 




30 


67 


1 8 





6 






29 


Q 


1 


1 00 


1 


521 


1 





14 


-17 





-3 


-24 


-33 




-54 





+200 







-23 


+47 


-9 


+64 


-67 




-18 























5 








2 





2 





2 















































1 





1 







































































1 















































38 


1 


15 


43 


18 


, 


1 


31 


1 


29 





9 


54 


11 


164 


1 





11 


20 


1 


10 


40 


9 





3 


39 


3 


29 





7 


80 


10 


222 












123 



•Salisbury State College PO 1975 





1976 


38 


26 


12 














3 


4 


5 


1 













X Change 






. 


























Micomico County SO 


1975 


290 


277 


13 














33 





82 







40 


1 


1 




1976 


445 


431 


14 











1 


63 


1 


78 





30 










t Chanqe 


♦53 


+56 


+8 
























State Police 


1975 


535 


358 


177 


7 





5 


22 


27 


106 


96 


29 


20 


2 


11 




1976 


488 


275 


213 


6 


2 


2 


23 


34 


97 


92 


17 


18 


2 


11 




X Chanqe 


-9 


-23 


+20 
























WORCESTER COUNTY 


1975 


2.594 


1 ,812 


782 








10 


- 

22 


67 


- 

131 


259 


20 


120 





13 




1976 


2,604 


1,775 


829 


4 





16 


18 


56 


116 


199 


39 


113 


6 


12 




% Chanqe 


♦ .4 


-2 


♦6 


.-^ 




50. - 




. 6. 


-12 


-23 


+95 


-6 


- 


-8 


Berl in PD 


1975 


63 


47 


16 








1 





7 


10 


9 





1 





1 




1976 


57 


42 


15 





c 








4 


5 


5 


1 





1 


2 




% Chanqe 


-10 


-11 


-6 
























Ocean City PD 


1975 


1 ,860 


1 ,264 


596 








3 




15 


1 


64 


95 


8 


105 





6 




1976 


1,910 


1 ,270 


640 











8 


7 


58 


104 


29 


88 


2 


3 




t Change 


+3 


+ .5 


+7 
























Ocean Pines PO 


1975 


16 


13 


3 




















2 





2 










1976 


3 


1 


2 

















1 



















% Change 


-81 


-92 


-33 
























Pocofiioke City PD 


1975 


286 


225 


61 














30 


14 


67 


2 


5 










1976 


173 


116 


57 











1 


11 


8 


34 


2 


3 


1 







% Change 


-40 


-48 


-7 
























Snow Hill PD 


1975 


26 


15 


11 














1 


6 


5 





2 










1976 


27 


14 


13 








1 








1 


2 


1 


7 










% Change 


+4 


-7 


+18 
























Worcester County SO 


1975 


115 


92 


23 











2 


7 


15 


13 


1 


2 





6 




1976 


269 


225 


44 








7 


1 


23 


11 


17 


1 


11 


2 


7 




f. Chanqe 


+ 134 


+ 145 


+91 

























State Pol ice 


1975 


228 


156 


72 








6 


■ 

5 


21 


22 


68 


9 


3 










1976 


165 


107 


58 


4 





7 


8 


11 


32 


37 


5 


4 










% Chanqe 


-28 


-31 


-19 
























REGION II 


1975 


5,071 


3,696 


1,375 


19 





23 


30 


181 


417 


672 


78 


721 


6 


38 




1976 


4,942 


3,295 


1 ,647 


11 


5 


22 


60 


232 


442 


522 


60 


690 


13 


50 




X Chanqe 


-3 


-11 


+20 


-42 


- 


-4 


+67 


+28 


+6 


-22 


-23 


-4 


+ 117 


+32 


CALVERT COUNTY 


1975 


967 


652 


315 


3 





9 


6 


55 


125 


102 


13 


81 


2 


4 




1976 


984 


656 


328 


3 


4 


13 


4 


84 


103 


99 


13 


108 


3 


9 




% Chanqe 


+2 


+1 


+4 





- 


+44 


-33 


+53 


-18 


-3 





+33 


+50 


+ 125 


Chesapeake Beach PD 


1975 


61 


22 


39 








1 








9 


10 


1 













1976 


27 


14 


13 




















5 


3 













% Change 


-56 


-36 


-67 
























"North Beach PD 


1975 


22 


15 


7 











1 


2 


C 








10 










1976 


51 


22 


29 

















8 


3 





5 


1 


1 




% Change 






























Calvert County SO 


1975 


73 


62 


11 

















4 


3 


1 


1 





1 




1976 


118 


91 


27 

















18 


8 





15 










> Change 


+62 


+47 


+146 
























State Pol ice 


1975 


811 


553 


258 


3 





8 


5 


53 


112 


89 


11 


70 


2 


3 




1976 


788 


629 


259 


3 


4 


13 


4 


84 


77 


83 


10 


88 


2 


8 




% Change 


-3 


-4 


+ .4 

























•1975 data not available 

'•Information for 1975 does not include a complete year's data 



124 












1 











11 














10 





2 


1 








14 








5 








6 


3 











Q 


2 
















24 





1 





2 





0- 


2 














4 





239 











6 





16 


40 


9 





6 


60 








3 


4 


1 


Q 


48 







6 


4 





18 


26 


7 





3 


47 











3 


5 





57 








14 


30 





98 


65 


38 


9 


35 


654 


5 


1 3 


59 


75 


260 


g 


326 




3 


26 


32 


1 


51 


19 


32 


4 


1 


598 


3 


5 


79 


30 


184 


3 


401 


547 





36 


+7 




-48 


-71 


-16 


-56 


-97 


-9 


-40 


-62 


+ 34 


-60 


-29 


-63 


+23 


+121 




+39 


2 





5 


3 











5 





3 




Q 


3 


g 




3 


Q 


Q 











6 


1 








6 








10 





5 


1 


8 


1 





1 


16 





87 


47 


25 





32 


549 








44 


68 


184 


2 


258 


243 





g 


10 





37 





22 


4 





545 


2 


4 


69 


25 


103 





248 


541 





1 











1 





C 


1 


7 





1 














2 




















2 












































8 





3 


3 


4 





] 


18 





g 


9 


2 


69 


g 


26 


2 


3 


5 


1 





3 


7 


4 








1 











2 


6d 


1 


14 


1 





13 


Q 


Q 


























1 























1 


1 


























4 





5 








4 




Q 


Q 


Q 


2 


g 


Q 


2 7 




1 


Q 








1 8 


Q 


g 


Q 


19 


1 


8 





5 








28 


1 


1 





3 


2 


1 


113 








7 


} 


Q 


2 




g 


Q 


] 


39 


g 


Q 




2 






•^ J 


Q 


Q 


12 


2 





2 


3 








1 


18 














4 





13 


4 





10 


238 


2 


85 


1 97 


110 




20 






1 24 


1 88 


53 


291 


5 


879 


61 




1 38 


212 


5 


63 


299 


96 


1 


23 


387 


16 


60 


140 


34 


224 


7 


949 


95 


1 


233 


-11 


■H50 


-26 


♦52 


-13 





♦15 


-19 


+33 


-52 


-26 


-36 


-23 


+40 


+8 


+56 


-80 


+69 


28 





34 


48 


27 





4 


52 





24 


1 1 


1 2 


75 


2 


1 92 


3 




50 


24 





17 


61 


22 


c 


9 


59 


15 


15 


13 


6 


53 


1 


170 


11 


1 


64 


-14 


- 


-50 


♦27 


-19 


- 


♦ 125 


+ 14 


- 


-38 


+18 


-50 


-29 


-50 


-12 


+267 


-80 


♦28 











12 











4 








5 


1 


3 








2 




9 














2 

















5 





3 





2 








7 








1 























3 





1 





1 





1 


2 











9 











3 








3 





10 





2 





1 


5 








4 





1 





1 


10 








3 





5 





37 








2 








6 


5 











4 








5 





8 





46 








3 


28 





29 


36 


26 





3 


38 





24 





11 


66 


2 


154 


1 





37 


24 





11 


47 


20 





9 


52 


15 


15 





6 


32 


1 


120 


11 





49 



125 











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c 

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CHARLES COUNTY 


1975 


2.560 


1,907 


653 


7 





6 


17 


81 


181 


307 


54 


388 


3 


26 






^976 


2,474 


1 ,668 


806 


6 


1 


5 


30 


85 


203 


275 


37 


351 


10 


33 






% Change 


-3 


1 ■J 
- 1 J 


+23 






-17 


+ 77 


+5 


+1 2 


-10 


-32 


-10 


♦233 


+27 




La Plata PD 


1975 


38 


23 


15 














3 


10 


1 


















1976 


21 


7 


1 4 


Q 


Q 


Q 








4 





1 












% Chsncjc 


-45 


-70 


_ y 


























Charles County SO 


1975 


2,204 


1,699 


505 


6 





4 


11 


51 


140 


274 


38 


373 


3 


19 






1 976 


2,146 




668 






3 


1 7 


53 


1 66 


223 


20 


330 


1 


30 






% ChdnQfi 


-3 


- 1 3 


+32 


























State Pol ice 


1975 


318 


185 


133 


1 





2 


6 


27 


31 


32 


16 


15 





7 






i 3/D 


307 


183 


1 24 


2 





2 


1 3 


31 


36 


48 


1 7 


20 





3 






% ChdDQS 


-4 


_ 1 




























ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


1975 


1 ,644 


1,137 


407 


9 





8 


7 


45 


in 


263 


11 


252 


1 


8 






1 976 


1 ,484 


971 














1 36 




1 


231 





3 








-4 


-1 5 


+26 


-78 




-50 


+1 29 


+40 


+23 


-44 


_g 


-8 









St. Mary's County SO 


1975 


1 ,140 


851 


289 








3 


5 


19 


77 


202 


1 


226 


1 


8 






1 976 


1 ,020 


699 


321 


2 





1 


6 


1 7 


88 







201 





g 






% ChanQe 


-11 


-18 


+1 1 


























State Pol ice 


1975 


404 


286 


118 


9 





5 


2 


26 


34 


61 


10 


26 












1 976 


464 


272 


1 92 








3 


1 


46 


48 


48 


1 


30 





2 






% Change 


+15 


-5 


+63 




























REGION III 


1975 


9,393 


6.549 


2.844 


19 





40 


102 




559 




711 


1 ,472 


151 


994 


16 


105 






1 976 


9,199 


6 495 


2 704 


1 7 




22 


97 


480 


638 


1 ,263 


117 


1 049 


] 3 


152 






% ChanQG 


-2 


_ ^ 


-5 


-11 




-45 


_ J 


-14 


-10 


-14 


-23 


+6 


-1 9 


+45 




ALLEGANY COUNTY 


1975 


1 ,979 


1 ,286 


693 


2 





9 


1 


166 


144 


344 


31 


197 




11 






1976 


1,630 


1 ,131 


499 


2 


1 


4 


26 


86 


97 


226 


39 


258 


6 








% Chdngc 


-18 


-12 


-28 







-56 


+2400 


-48 


-33 


-34 


+26 


+36 


+200 


+36 




Cumberland PD 


1975 


898 


533 


365 








1 


1 





52 


166 


13 


126 


1 


5 






1 976 


845 


529 




1 


Q 


Q 


1 2 




40 


130 


12 


120 


3 


8 






X Change 


-6 


- 1 


-1 3 


























Frostburg PD 


1975 


154 


80 


74 

















1 


3 





15 












1976 


137 


100 


37 

















5 








21 












% Change 


-11 


+25 


-50 


























Frostburg State College 
PD 


1975 
1 976 
i Change 


38 
36 
-5 


19 
31 

153 — 


19 
5 

-74 














1 




Q 





10 
3 


9 
12 






1 
5 












Lonaconing PD 


1975 


13 


7 


6 

















5 





















1976 


3 


2 


1 










Q 


Q 











2 












Change 


-77 


-71 


-83 


























Westernport PD 


1975 
















































1976 


28 


22 


6 







Q 


] 


Q 


2 


3 


2 


2 












1 Change 


" 


^ 


■ — 





























Al legany County 50 


1975 


210 


181 


29 






















60 


2 


6 


1 


40 





2 






1976 


174 


157 


17 








1 


3 


10 


2 


1 


1 


103 


1 


1 






; Change 


-17 


-13 


-41 


























State's Attorney's 
Office 


1975 
1976 
Change 


17 
13 
-24 


14 

1 2 


3 
1 

-67 


















2 
2 




Q 


6 
I 







5 
7 


1 




2 






State Pol ice 


1975 


649 


452 


197 


2 





8 





1 04 


74 


1 54 


1 7 


1 





2 






1976 


394 


278 


116 


1 


1 


2 


9 


68 


45 


79 


24 


8 


2 


6 






■ Charge 


-39 


-39 


-41 



























•1975 data not available 

'♦Infomiation for 1975 does not include a complete year's data 



148 2 35 106 52 

n9 30 151 29 

-20 - -14 *i3 ;:44 ^ 

2 

11 



141 1 24 94 34 11 130 3 100 161 1 113 408 64 

111 25 121 19 10 155 45 124 7 98 5 489 2 78 



7 1 11 12 16 43 3 12 1 36 20 19 

8 5 19 10 16 5 7 1 32 21 1 1 



62 16 43 31 1 5 249 9 10 32 86 2 243 38 2 
69 5 16 87 45 1 4 157 1 1 1 6 66 257 61 80 

*11 - *^02 <-45 -20 -37 -89 - -90 -50 -23 *6 ♦61 - t3900 

61 9 33 16 1 212 10 17 38 201 

63 5 9 57 32 1 95 1 4 41 219 72 



1 7 10 15 1 4 37 9 15 48 2 42 38 2 

6 7 30 1 3 4 62 1 12 25 38 61 8 



299 8 131 405 97 13 32 575 29 287 491 221 735 77 1,284 129 28 333 

260 10 109 424 84 3 54 681 39 175 555 183 846 84 1,400 91 II 333 

-13 *25 -17 *i -13 -77 +69 t18 t35 -39 ^13 -17 >8 ■'■9 *g -30 -61 

40 2 19 60 15 5 98 2 46 92 96 171 325 20 7 74 

19 1 10 24 10 5 69 1 5 126 52 143 31 1 13 1 71 

-56 -50 -47 -60 -33 -30 -50 -89 ^37 -46 -16 -4 -35 -86 ^ 

16 11 • 4 8 25 24 81 64 89 175 5 31 

4 6 6 3 23 1 2 102 40 72 214 45 



0000 000 10 00 2 21 86 00 16 

0000 000 00 3 32 64 00 12 



0006 300 00 60 002 1 

0000 000 5 00 3 00 300 



0000 000 00 6 20 000 

0000 000 00 00 000 1 



OOCO 000 00 00 000 

0000 000 2 01 3 1 90 101 



j007 101 44 00 11 23 600 3 

6000 000 6 00 18 3 110 000 7 

0100 000 00 00 000 

0100 000 00 1 00 000 



21 1 8 43 3 4 19 2 22 24 30 58 20 23 

904 24 4 02 33 02 4 190 29 130 6 



11 


176 


3 


100 


167 


9 


130 


1 


444 


20 





86 


10 


171 





45 


126 


12 


105 


6 


522 


23 





89 


_:^? 


.__-3. 




-55 


-25 




..-}'> 


_*5TO._, 


-..*J1.. 


_+15 




♦4 





3 








6 


5 


5 














3 


0. 











2 











1 












127 



CARROLL COUNTY 


1975 


1 ,775 


1 ,230 


545 


4 





10 


12 


110 


185 


238 


28 


191 


9 


16 




1976 


1,981 


1 ,321 


660 


■ 2 





7 


15 


120 


162 


265 


20 


160 


2 


8 




% Chanqe 


+12 


+ 7 


+21 


-50 


z 






♦i 


- ri7_ 






-16 


-78 


-50 


••Hampstead PD 


1975 


13 


2 


11 

















8 





3 













1976 


29 


10 


19 

















1 








9 










% Change 






























Manchester PD 


1975 


1 


1 








































1976 


6 


3 


3 














1 











3 










Change 


+500 


+200 


- 
























••New Windsor PO 


1975 














































1976 


3 


1 


2 

















2 



















% Chanqe 






























Sykesville PO 


1975 


77 


21 


56 














5 


5 


23 





5 










1976 


83 


40 


43 


1 











6 


2 


11 





10 










X Change 


+8 


+91 


-23 
























Taneytown PD 


1975 


23 


22 


1 














I 


1 








2 










1976 


63 


44 


19 














4 


3 


11 





1 










• Chanqe 


+174 


+100 


+1800 
























Union Bridge PD 


1975 


19 


13 


6 











1 


, 






4 




3 











1 




1976 


19 


7 


12 











1 


1 





1 





1 










% Chanqe 





-46 


+100 
























Westminster PD 


1975 


321 


259 


62 











1 


2 


11 


47 


2 


59 


7 


5 




1976 


349 


252 


97 








2 





2 


16 


35 


3 


40 





3 




% Change 


+9 


-3 


+56 
























State Police 


1975 


1,321 


912 


409 


4 





10 


10 


102 


156 


165 


23 


125 


2 


10 




1976 


1,429 


964 


465 


1 





5 


14 


106 


138 


207 


17 


96 


2 


5 




% Change 


+8 


+6 


+14 
























FREDERICK COUNTY 


1975 


2,783 


1 ,998 


785 


2 





9 


39 


163 


133 


402 


54 


265 


4 


45 




1976 


2,921 


2,076 


845 


u 


1 


6 


9 


163 


186 


420 


31 


319 


1 


111 




I Chanqe 


+5 


+4 


+8 


+450 


- 


-33 


-77 





+40 


+5 


-43 


+20 


-75 


+147 


Brunswick PD 


1975 


157 


153 


4 


D 





1 





12 


1 


8 


1 


37 










1976 


235 


191 


44 














8 


6 


19 


1 


45 










% Chanqe 


+50 


+25 


+1000 
























•Burkittsville PD 


1975 
































1976 


10 


7 


3 














4 


1 


3 





1 










J Change 






























Eitmitsburg PO 


1975 


5 


3 


2 














2 














D 







1976 


18 


17 


1 








1 











1 





2 





1 




; Chanqe 


♦260 


+467 _ 


jj,0__ 
























Frederick PD 


1975 


1,467 


1 .045 


422 


2 


D 


3 


14 


31 


28 


276 


14 


143 


4 


42 




1976 


1,541 


1 ,131 


410 


2 





2 


4 


26 


67 


294 


15 


185 





107 




J Chanqe 


+5 


+8 


-3 
























Thurmont PD 


1975 


20 


12 


8 

















1 


1 
















1976 


26 


15 


11 


























3 










% Chanqe 


+30 


+25 


+38 
























Frederick County SO 


1975 


10 


7 


3 





































1976 


60 


58 


2 


























1 










* Chanqe 


+500 


+ 729 


-33 
























State Police 


1975 


1.124 


778 


346 








5 


25 


118 


103 


117 


39 


85 





3 




1975 


1 ,031 


657 


374 


9 


1 


3 


5 


125 


112 


103 


15 


82 


1 


3 




Chanqe 


-8 


-16 


♦ 8 

























•1975 data not available 

'•Information for 1975 does not include a complete year's data 



97 1 45 103 20 6 1 16 4 72 17 41 97 4 297 lit M 

97 1 39 169 25 11 241 1 2^ 23 33 1 1 3 2 362 20 2 52 

-13 *64 ^25 *83 ♦IPS -75 -60 »35 -20 *17 -50 t22 »11 - *i 3 

0000 000 1 00 1 00 000 

0005 00-0 2 00 6 50 1 00 



OOOC 000 00 00 100 

0000 000 00 20 000 



0000 000 00 00 000 

0001 000 00 00 000 



000 11 000 4 01 6 2 10 400 1 

0003 100 18 01 6 10 422 6 



0000 000 1 00 6 80 400 

2000 200 12 00 8 8 51 600 



0005 000 00 1 2 00 200 

0001 000 5 00 4 30 200 



18 1 10 1 7 4 1 13 20 3 19 36 43 2 

14 3 27 5 3 53 2 3 8 32 96 2 



79 35 70 16 5 97 4 51 18 43 , 243 16 33 

81 1 36 132 17 8 151 1 26 13 56 1 253 18 44 



101 5^0 126 33 8 12 1 79 1 1 168 204 32 199 62 372 20 6 94 

81 1 37 124 22 1 7 181 137 212 57 231 69 391 6 6 91 

-20 - -8 -2 -33 t42 +J -19 *4 *78 *16 *U *5 -70 O 

0001 000 2 02 23 25 44 00 

20 10 6 302 3 01 16 6 59 38 25 3 



0000 000 00 10 000 



0000 000 1 00 20 000 

0000 000 02 4 1 30 200 1 



64 15 55 17 4 5 87 56 170 18 1 33 59 1 72 "S 49 

37 1 7 48 1 10 63 63 180 20 138 56 177 1 27 



0005 000 1 00 9 00 300 

0005 000 01 10 20 000 5 



1000 000 00 1 00 800 

0000 000 9 03 2 13 41 00 



36 25 65 16 4 7 88 11 110 1 14 39 3 145 20 45 

42 20 65 18 5 106 67 2 28 27 133 4 55 



129 











S 






















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GARRETT COUNTV 


1975 


499 


356 


143 


3 





2 





51 


43 


83 


14 


32 





3 






1976 


460 


3)0 


]?() 


, 


1 


1 


1 


54 


35 


40 


10 


24 


1 


2 








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•/ 


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■f.ll 




ifp 


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noHniiil V\l 


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'<i 


If. 


1/ 


1) 


II 


n 


II 




M 


9 


II 


6 












1976 


31 


24 


7 














4 


2 


8 





2 












% Change 


-42 


-33 


-59 


























Garrett County SO 


1975 


263 


206 


57 








1 





19 


18 


44 


1 


24 












1976 


222 


181 


41 








1 


6 


26 


16 


16 


1 


21 


1 









% Change 


-16 


-12 


-28 


























State Pol ice 


1975 


183 


114 


69 


3 





1 





27 


17 


30 


13 


2 





3 






1976 


197 


125 


72 





1 





1 


24 


17 


16 


9 


1 





2 






1 Change 


+8 


+10 


+4 


























WASHINGTON COUNTY 


1975 


2,357 


1,679 


678 


8 





10 


50 


69 


206 


405 


24 


309 


1 


30 






1976 


2,217 


1 ,637 


580 


2 


1 


4 


41 


57 


158 


317 


17 


278 


3 


16 






X Change 


-6 


-3 


-15 


-75 


- 


-60 


-18 


-17 


-23 


-22 


-29 


-10 


+200 


-47 




**Boonsboro PO 


1975 


3 


2 


1 














1 


1 





















1976 


16 


8 


8 




















8 


















t Change 
































Hagerstown PD 


1975 




1 ,586 


1 ,19R 


. . 
388 




7 





- 

5 


30 


12 


.. 

114 


253 


7 


268 


1 


27 






1976 


1 ,492 


1 ,143 


349 











18 


5 


105 


182 


5 


242 


3 


10 






* Change 


-6 


-5 


-10 


























Hancock PD 


1975 


87 


66 


21 











- 




3 


8 


13 


2 


20 





1 






1976 


31 


66 


15 














2 


1 


14 


1 


14 





2 






7, Change 


-107 





-29 


























Williamsport PD 


1975 


12 


3 


9 

















6 


6 


















1976 


18 


17 


1 




















2 





1 












1 Change 


+50 


+467 


-89 


























Washington County SO 


1975 


148 


77 


71 











2 


14 


14 


58 





3 












1976 


167 


128 


39 








2 


3 


16 


13 


55 











3 






% Change 


+13 


+66 


-45 


























State Pol ice 


1975 


521 


333 


188 


1 





5 


18 


39 


63 


75 


15 


18 





2 






1976 


443 


275 


168 


2 


1 


2 


20 


34 


39 


56 


1 1 


21 





1 






% Change 


-15 


-17 


-11 


























REGION IV 


1975 


34,235 


18,981 


15,254 


70 


14 


150 


860 


849 


3,176 


7,762 


844 


2,305 


172 


360 






1976 


37.775 


20,530 


17,245 


71 


21 


147 


870 


908 


3,569 


8,310 


843 


2,355 


198 


339 






1 Change 


+J0_ 


+8 


+13 


+J 


+ 50 


-? _ 


+ 1 


♦ 7 


_ +12 


+ 7 


-^1 


*2_ 


+15 


-6 







MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


1975 


13,893 


7,6i'0 


6,273 


17 


2 


35 


213 


146 


957 


3,133 


414 


876 


67 


110 






1976 


15,009 


8.924 


6,085 


31 





29 


227 


171 


909 


2,995 


352 


992 


68 


1 1 6 






Change 


♦8 


+ 17 


::_3._ 


j+82_ 


_ 


-17 _ 


+7 


+J_8_ 


^ 





^-J5_ 


+1 3 


+2 


+6 




Gaithersburg PO 


1975 


6 


4 


2 








1 


1 


1 


2 


1 


















1976 


17 


1 


16 

















1 


9 


















% Change 


+ 183 


-75 


+700 


























Md. National Capital 
Park Police 


1975 
1976 
% Change 


176 
150 
-15 


39 
66 
+69 


137 
84 
-39 



















1 



4 
1 


5 








2 












Montgomery County PO 


1975 


12,738 


7,001 


5,737 


16 


2 


33 


195 


112 


890 


3,025 


378 


806 


62 


94 






1976 


13,827 


8,277 


5,550 


29 





26 


182 


111 


861 


2,872 


323 


942 


67 


108 






% Change 


+9 


+ 18 


-3 


























Rockville PD 


1975 


182 


112 


70 











1 


8 


4 


14 


1 


7 


2 









1976 


129 


70 


59 














12 


7 


25 


1 


6 












" Change 


-29 


-38 


-16 



























Information for 1975 does not include a complete year's data 



130 



11 


2 


10 


16 


2 





2 


45 





1 


11 


6 


37 


2 


68 




Q 


30 


13 





7 


16 


3 





8 


4 ) 





2 


10 


5 


33 


5 


110 


8 


1) 


1? 


+1 8 




-30 





+50^ 




+300 


•4 




+ 100 


-9 


- 1 7 


- 1 1 


•150 


♦25 


+6.0 




-60 








3 


5 











7 








5 


2 


1 


1 


Q 


Q 















1 











1 








6 





3 





3 








1 


2 


1 


6 


1 


1 








24 





1 


6 





23 


1 


64 


Q 


Q 




4 





4 














16 





1 


4 





14 


4 


77 


2 




6 


9 


1 


1 


10 


1 





2 


14 











4 


1 3 


Q 


24 







3 


9 





3 


15 


3 





8 


26 





1 





5 


16 


1 


30 


6 





3 


50 


3 


1 7 


100 


27 


5 


7 


1 37 


1 2 





167 


46 


281 




202 


C6 




1 U 1 


50 


7 


16 


91 


24 


3 


13 


147 


37 


2 


184 


36 


326 


8 


226 


44 


2 


107 





+133 


-6 


-9 


-11 


-40 


+86 


+7 


+208 




+ 10 


-22 


+ 16 


-11 


+12 


-33 


-87 


+6 






































1 


Q 


Q 


Q 


Q 


Q 























1 








6 





1 

















35 


1 


10 


53 


20 


5 


3 


57 


10 





166 


45 


256 


8 


111 


17 


15 


50 


32 


5 


13 


72 


16 


1 


12 


94 





2 


146 


30 


288 


8 


116 


30 


2 


55 


1 










1 

















1 


1 


12 


1 


12 








4 











4 











1 








2 





14 





22 








4 






































Q 


Q 


Q 









































5 





9 





1 











2 








7 











g 





Q 








2 





32 


Q 


Q 


g 


2 


1 








1 








2 








25 


Q 


] 


Q 


39 





Q 


4 


12 


2 


7 


33 


5 





4 


74 


2 











10 





47 


49 





39 


16 


1 


3 


15 


7 


2 


1 


49 


37 








5 


1 3 





48 


14 





44 


824 


94 


505 


1 ,429 


535 


1 


306 


2 . 761 


1 76 


120 


1 ,242 


689 


2 380 


28 


5 386 


167 


250 


771 


848 


128 


535 


1,477 


461 


12 


313 


2,980 


100 


160 


1 .384 


1.778 


2,064 


64 


6.102 


353 


427 


958 


♦ 3 


+36 


+6 


+3 


-14 


+20 


+2 


+8 


-43 


+33 


+11 


+158 


-13 


+129 


+13 


+111 


+71 


+24 


216 


21 


1 37 


576 


341 


3 


1 64 


1 002 


29 


42 


983 


516 


736 


1 3 


2 560 


7 


48 


522 


294 


33 


103 


589 


286 


6 


159 


999 


19 


16 


1 ,120 


1 .505 


537 


60 


2.638 


200 


34 


521 


*36 


+22 


-25 


♦2 


-16 


+100 


-3 


-.3 


-35 


-62 


+ 14 


+ 191 


-27 


+362 


+3 


+2757 


-29 


-.2 








Q 


Q 


Q 




























Q 


Q 













1 








3 


3 



































Q 





7 


1 


Q 




61 






Q 


37 




Q 


38 


5 


Q 


1 











3 


6 








29 








1 


71 


6 





28 


3 








207 


27 


130 


516 


294 


3 


158 


795 


29 


33 


928 


413 


652 


13 


2.418 





42 


467 


280 


32 


90 


537 


245 


6 


153 


858 


19 


7 


1 ,051 


1 .412 


464 


60 


2.419 


188 


16 


469 











3 


6 








44 








3 


41 


31 





16 





1 








1 





1 


2 








9 








3 


12 


8 





29 





6 


7 



131 



Takoma Park PO 


1975 


641 


345 


296 


1 








16 


15 


55 


86 


24 


53 


3 


13 




1976 


779 


428 


351 


2 





3 


45 


36 


39 


81 


19 


42 


1 


8 




1 Change 


+22 


+24 


+19 


























State Police 


1975 


150 


. 119 


31 








1 





8 


2 




2 




11 




10 





3 




1976 


107 


82 


25 



















8 


9 













X Change 


-29 


^-3J 


-19 
























PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY 


1975 


20,342 


11,361 


8,981 


53 


12 




115 


647 


704 


.... 
2,219 




4,629 


430 


1 ,429 




105 




250 




1976 


22,766 


11 ,606 


11 ,160 


40 


21 


118 


643 


737 


2,660 


5,315 


491 


1 ,363 


130 


223 




% Change 


+12 


+2 


+24 


-25 


+75 


+3 


-.6 


+5 


+20 


+ 15 


+ 14 


-5 


+24 


-11 


Bladensburg PO 


1975 


493 


203 


290 











4 


34 


20 


34 


2 


23 










1976 


671 


303 


368 








1 


9 


32 


13 


71 


1 


29 










o Change 


+36 


+49 


+27 
























Bowie State College PD 


1 975 














































1976 














































% Change 






























Cheverly PD 


1975 


111 


49 


62 











4 


4 


15 


7 


1 


3 










1976 


130 


55 


75 











2 


4 


9 


16 


1 


6 





1 




a Change 


+ 17 


+ 12 


+21 
























Col mar Manor- 


1975 


65 


15 


50 











- 






3 


- - 

6 


2 





1 








Cottage City PO 


































1976 


81 


16 


65 














2 


5 


12 





3 










% Change 


+25 


+ 7 


+30 
























District Heights PD 


1975 


106 


44 


62 











3 


1 


4 


1 


1 


9 










1976 


114 


57 


57 














3 


7 


11 


2 


9 










% Change 


+8 


+ 30 


-8 
























Falrmount Heights PD 


1975 


12 


4 


8 








1 








6 


2 
















1976 


13 


9 


4 














1 


1 


1 


2 













% Chanae 


+8 


+125 


-50 
























Forest Heights PD 


1975 


67 


8 


59 











1 


2 


10 


12 





7 










1976 


65 


13 


52 














11 


13 


11 





4 










% Change 


-3 


+66 


-12 
























Greenbelt PD 


1975 


493 


207 


286 


1 





1 


3 


9 


31 


37 


19 


13 


3 


1 




1976 


358 


164 


194 








1 


2 


6 


27 


40 


20 


16 


1 


5 




« Change 


-27 


-21 


-32 
























Hyattsville PO 


1975 


350 


108 


242 








1 


11 


15 


23 


38 


10 


30 










1976 


478 


130 


348 











3 


15 


20 


39 


7 


39 


6 


2 




% Change 


+ 37 


+20 


+44 
























Laurel PO 


1975 


441 


292 


149 


1 


1 





6 


6 


31 


64 


5 


20 





3 




1976 


436 


287 


149 








2 


6 


1 


29 


131 


8 


20 










% Change 


-1 


-2 



























Mt. Rainier PD 


1975 


290 


158 


132 








1 


4 


26 


14 


19 


1 


3 










1976 


259 


164 


95 











2 


11 


16 


19 


1 


10 





1 




% Change 


-11 


+4 


-28 
























Prince George's County 


1 975 


16,663 


9,483 . 


7,180 


50 


1 1 


108 


595 


541 


1 ,999 


4,307 


350 


1 ,246 


1 02 


230 


PD 


































1976 


18,930 


9,604 


9,326 


39 


18 


112 


596 


613 


2,439 


4,868 


414 


1 ,145 


122 


208 




% Change 


+14 


+1 


+30 
























Riverdale PO 


1975 


109 


38 


71 














13 


2 


14 


4 


6 










1976 


115 


57 


58 














6 


2 


2 


3 


6 


1 







% Change 


+6 


+50 


-18 
























University of Maryland 


1975 


180 


107 


73 











1 


11 


5 


16 


7 


3 





3 


College Park PO 


































1976 


186 


130 


56 











6 


1 


12 


31 


6 


24 










% Change 


+3 


+22 


-23 

























132 



3 5 49 ?5 5 42 8 5? ?7 44 66 2 5 4Z 

8 10 42 27 3 74 9 65 5 58 150 6 12 34 



6C21 600 60 01 30 22 00 12 

603 5 6 00* 26 00 5 10 12 30 11 



608 67 368 853 194 7 142 1,769 147 78 259 171 1,644 15 2.826 160 202 249 

554 95 432 888 175 6 154 1,981 81 144 264 273 1,527 4 3,464 153 393 437 

-9 M2 *17 H -10 -14 *9 tl3 -45 *85 *Z *60 -7 -73 *23 -4 ^95 *76 

3 5 24 1 9 63 2 30 4 76 1 1 3 2 26 9 

2 8 24 98 89 1 1 81 158 8 26 10 



0000 000 00 00 000 

0000 000 00 00 000 



0107 401 16 20 17 5 15 900 

001 2 6 02 11 00 15 4 80 28 01 13 



000 12 201 00 2 70 24 00 5 

0032 800 2 00 2 80 25 06 3 



0021 500 14 CO 2 90 48 05 I 

6 1 6 5 3 10 11 1 19 16 4 



002 00 00 00 1 00 

0000 200 00 41 000 1 



002*4 5 00 1 00 00 19 22 

0013 201 00 70 408 



3 8 17 33 12 46 1 67 20 39 7 88 19 15 

14 1 3 25 3 21 38 15 21 66 1 3 11 



2 4 37 7 1 12 32 70 18 29 10 

1 2 24 6 1 16 1 17 63 100 25 80 11 



6 5 13 10 2 21 11 94 77 38 3 10 . 14 

2 15 5 1 1 38 79 C 63 13 4 9 



504 3 8 20 9 00 16 9 89 7 51 77 5 

003 9 13 00 12 00 31 6 76 1 38 32 5 



513 66 313 668 48 5 120 1,414 135 65 117 1 ,209 2.232 94 125 

480 93 362 749 37 6 1 31 1 ,539 80 141 o 204 1.114 2.894 1 228 297 



001 6 900 3 00 19 16 18 7 

0054 400 3 01 1 30 33 05 9 



00012 15 03 37 00 27 170 22 00 1 

2 9 16 5 39 1 14 1 3 1 3 3 



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University Park PO 


1975 


20 


12 


8 











1 


1 


12 





















1976 


10 


7 


3 





n 








2 





1 


















' Change 


-50 


-42 


^63_ 


























State Pol ice 


1975 


875 


603 


272 


1 





3 


14 


33 


34 


55 


30 


65 





13 






1976 


920 


610 


310 


1 


3 


2 


17 


29 


67 


62 


26 


52 





6 






= Chanqe 


+5 


+ 1 


+ 14 


























REGION V 


1975 


109,856 


71 ,741 


38,115 


431 


19 


557 


4,788 


3,814 


8,189 


15,926 


2,849 


9,966 


260 


510 






1976 


107,695 


71 ,691 


36,004 


309 


23 


613 


3,946 


2,827 


7,597 


15,566 


2,528 


10,654 


324 


576 






; Chanqe 


-2 


-.1 


-6 


-28 


+21 


+ 10 


-18 


-26 


-7 


-2 


-11 


+ 7 


+25 


+ 13 




BALTIMORE CITY 


1975 


72,837 


48,132 


24,705 


386 


8 


393 


4.083 


2,356 


4,844 


9,249 


2,101 


6,163 


132 


246 






1976 


68,168 


46,586 


21 ,582 


264 


9 


409 


3,315 


2,060 


4,364 


8,366 


1 .856 


5,948 


209 


292 






Z Change 


-6 


-3 


-13 


-32 


+13 


♦4 


-19 


-13 


-10 


-10 


-12 


-4 


+58 


+ 19 




Baltimore City PD 


1975 


72,722 


48,039 


24,683 


386 


8 


393 


4,083 


2,355 


4,844 


9,246 


2,098 


6,161 


132 


245 







1976 


67,828 


46,306 


21,522 


264 


8 


409 


3,309 


2,054 


4,348 


8,320 


1 ,849 


5,927 


209 


290 






" Change 


-7 


-4 


-13 


























•University of Maryland 
BaltiTiore City PD 


1975 
1976 
; Change 


1 90 


150 


40 











6 


4 


14 


24 





18 





1 




*Port Administration PD 


1975 


































1976 


44 


43 


1 





1 








2 





17 


3 


3 





1 






% Chanqe 
































State Pol ice 


1975 


1 1 5 


93 


22 














1 





3 


3 


2 





1 






1976 


106 


87 


19 

















2 


5 


4 















% Chanqe 


-8 


-7 


-14 


























ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


1975 


11 ,526 


8,296 


3,230 


12 


3 


32 


163 


989 


897 


1,430 


278 


761 


32 


75 






1976 


1 3 544 


9,367 


4,177 


10 


5 


53 


168 


261 


924 


1 ,778 


225 


1 ,702 


25 


59 






% Change 


*! 8 


+13 


+29 


-17 


+67 


+66 


+ 3 


-74 


+3 


+24 


-19 


+ 124 


- 22 


-21 




Annapolis PD 


1975 


3,229 


2,180 


1 ,049 





2 


11 


37 


46 


128 


438 


28 


439 


1 


21 






1976 


2 907 


2,066 


841 








11 


31 


50 


119 


302 


19 


432 


16 


1 1 






% Chanqe 


-1 


-5 


-20 


























Anne Arundel County PD 


1975 


6,964 


5,152 


1 ,812 


9 


1 


17 


115 


854 


694 


891 


196 


229 


29 


48 






1976 


9,147 


6,118 


3,029 


10 


4 


38 


115 


115 


770 


1 ,388 


1 74 


1 ,197 


9 


46 






* Chanqe 


. +31 


+19 


+67 


























State Aviation PD 


1975 


104 


94 


10 














1 


2 


1 


6 


5 












1976 


116 


100 


16 








3 


3 








3 


4 


3 












X Chanqe 


+12 


+6 


+60 


























State Pol ice 


1975 


1 ,229 


870 


359 


3 





4 


11 


88 


73 


100 


48 


88 


2 


6 






1976 


1,374 


1 ,083 


291 





1 


1 


19 


96 


35 


85 


28 


70 





2 






% Chanqe 


+1 2 


+25 


-19 


























BALTIMORE COUNTY 


1975 


18,133 


10,214 


7,919 


24 


7 


92 


428 


258 


1 ,830 


4,051 


339 


2,025 


76 


101 






1976 


1 7 798 


10,138 


7,660 


29 


5 


105 


396 


298 


1 ,676 


4,011 


287 


2,143 


77 


151 






* Change 


_2 


-.7 


-3 


+21 


-29 


+14 


-8 


+16 


-8 


-1 


-15 


+6 


+1 


+50 




Baltimore County PO 


1975 


17,222 


9,538 


7,684 


24 


7 


80 


416 


136 


1 ,778 


3,974 


300 


1 ,996 


74 


94 






1976 


16,818 


9,420 


7,398 


28 


5 


101 


381 


215 


1 ,629 


3,931 


253 


2,063 


73 


144 






Change 


-2 


-1 


-4 


























Sparrows Point PO 


1975 


23 


22 


1 














4 





4 





1 












1976 


9 


9 

















1 





3 


















% Change 


-61 


-59 




























University of Maryland 
Baltimore County PD 


1975 
1976 
% Change 


6 
17 
+183 


6 

8 

+33 



9 
























4 


5 
6 



1 



1 













•1975 data not available 

134 



76 





19 


40 


32 





3- 


126 


8 


1 





4 


44 


1 


91 


127 





55 


72 


1 


22 


40 


32 





5 


197 


1 


2 





5 


27 


1 


73 


115 


1 


61 


2,610 


39 


997 


3,041 


3,176 


611 


584 


8.731 


1 ,703 


782 


5,205 


2,113 


15.339 


847 


14.014 


883 


400 


1 .472 


2.820 


38 


1,052 


3,157 


2.811 


736 


689 


9.813 


1 ,629 


572 


5,145 


2.493 


13.883 


593 


14.518 


978 


314 


1 ,491 


+8 


-3 


+6 


+4 


-12 


+21 


+18 


+12 


-4 


-27 


-1 


+18 


-10 


-30 


+4 


+11 


-22 


♦ 1 


943 


13 


556 


1 ,774 


2.666 


587 


338 


5.628 


1,537 


555 


3,618 


1 .437 


12,331 


738 


8.973 


9 


375 


798 


1 ,089 


22 


533 


1 ,648 


2.250 


703 


398 


6,049 


1 ,483 


394 


3,137 


1 .944 


11 .052 


357 


8.849 


13 


314 


841 


+ 16 


+69 


-4 


-7 


-16 


+20 


+18 


+8 


-4 


-29 


-13 


+35 


-10 


-52 


-1 


+44 


-16 


+5 


940 


13 


554 


1,774 


2.666 


587 


338 


5.573 


1,537 


554 


3,618 


1 ,437 


12.331 


738 


8,950 





375 


786 


1 ,079 


20 


526 


1 ,648 


2.246 


703 


395 


5.992 


1 ,483 


394 


3,136 


1 .944 


10.964 


357 


8.813 





314 


827 





1 








3 





3 


10 














82 





15 


9 














1 














2 








1 





6 





7 











3 





2 














55 





1 














23 


9 





12 


10 


1 


6 





1 








45 




















14 


4 





14 


728 


7 


144 


292 


189 


5 


64 


1 ,022 


31 


6 


733 


97 


1 .019 


22 


1 .639 


706 


8 


142 


878 


1 


199 


516 


184 


6 


88 


1.202 


55 


10 


985 


207 


1 .172 


84 


1 .815 


777 





155 


+21 


-86 


+38 


+77 


-3 


+20 


+38 


+18 


+ 77 


+67 


+34 


+113 


+15 


+282 


+11 


+10 




+9 


114 





26 





52 





15 


243 


15 





165 


51 


426 


1 


537 


386 





47 


114 


1 


31 


61 


22 





16 


202 


17 





177 


102 


366 


4 


440 


325 





38 


539 





96 


235 


96 


5 


35 




600 


16 


5 


564 


39 


553 


20 


877 


129 


8 


63 


691 





144 


407 


118 


5 


62 


699 


34 


10 


801 


96 


755 


76 


1 .145 


152 





86 








2 


2 


22 








21 








4 





12 


1 


13 


3 





9 


1 





2 


C 


13 





1 


37 








6 





12 


1 


25 








2 


75 


7 


20 


55 


19 





13 


158 





1 





7 


28 





212 


188 





23 


72 





22 


48 


31 


1 


9 


264 


4 





1 


9 


39 


3 


205 


300 





29 


529 


8 


150 


671 


204 


17 


147 


1 ,598 


120 


42 


523 


552 


1 .526 


62 


2.283 


36 


17 


417 


488 


8 


187 


593 


206 


22 


142 


1 .932 


70 


22 


560 


282 


1 ,225 


85 


2.412 


30 





356 


-8 





+25 


-12 


♦ 1 


+29 


-3 


+21 


-42 


-48 


+ 7 


-49 


-20 


+ 37 


+6 


-17 




-15 


493 


8 


123 


631 


186 


17 


145 


1 ,432 


92 


42 


521 


545 


1 ,477 


59 


2.169 





17 


386 


457 


8 


154 


566 


183 


22 


137 


1 ,707 


43 


22 


557 


281 


1 ,197 


83 


2.262 








316 








1 














1 


8 





1 





1 





2 



































1 





2 


C 


1 





1 





















































1 




















1 




















1 





1 





2 












135 



•Port Administration PD 1975 





1 976 


1 1 


7 


4 











n 


1 


1 


2 


4 








2 




i Chanqe 









— 























. — — 

state Pol ice 


1975 


. 

88? 




648 


234 








12 


12 


IIH 


')2 


6H 


39 


2H 


--- 
/ 


- 
1 




1 976 


943 


694 


249 


1 





4 


1 5 


HI 


42 


69 


29 


79 


4 


b 




I Change 


+7 


+7 


+6 
























HARFORD COUNTY 


1975 


4,169 


2,925 


1 .244 


5 





19 




55 


134 


377 


629 




58 




681 




4 


50 




1 976 


4 ,691 


3, 1 78 


1 ,51 3 


2 


2 


18 


32 


1 53 


400 


840 


64 


580 


2 


48 




I Change 


+ 1 3 


+9 


+22 


-60 




-5 


-42 


+14 


+6 


+34 


+10 


-15 


-50 


-4 


Aberdeen PD 


1975 


321 


285 


36 








7 


9 


16 


25 


12 


7 


96 





5 




1976 


446 


385 


61 


1 





1 


1 


6 


23 


29 


4 


84 


1 


9 




% Change 


*39 


♦35 


+69 
























Bel Air PD 


1975 


319 


157 


162 











6 


9 


14 


149 


4 


38 





1 




1976 


412 


198 


214 








1 


1 


13 


15 


175 


3 


31 





3 




1 Change 


+29 


+26 


+32 
























Havre de Grace PD 


1975 


507 


332 


175 








1 


3 


11 


48 


53 


2 


83 





2 




1976 


599 


353 


246 








1 


6 


21 


55 


127 


3 


63 





2 


^ 


« Change 


+18 


+6 


+41 
























Harford County 50 


1975 


2.106 


1 ,585 


521 








4 




11 


30 


203 


285 


17 


331 


3 


31 




1976 


2,397 


1 ,778 


619 


1 





3 


8 


26 


213 


374 


26 


335 


1 


29 




% Change 


♦ 14 


♦12 


+19 
























State Pol ice 


1975 


916 


566 


350 


5 







7 




26 




68 




87 




130 




28 


133 


1 


11 




1976 


837 


464 


373 





2 


12 


7 


87 


94 


1 35 


28 


67 





5 




• Change 


-9 


-13 


+ 7 
























HOWARD COUNTy 


1975 


3,191 


2,174 


1 ,017 


4 


1 


21 


59 


77 


241 


567 


73 




336 


16 






1976 


3,494 


2,422 


1.072 


4 


2 


28 


35 


55 


233 


571 


96 


281 


11 


26 




% Change 


+10 


+11 


+5 





+100 


+33 


-41 


-29 


-3 


+ .7 


+32 


- 1^ 


-31 


-32 


Howard County PD 


1975 


2,713 


1 ,788 


925 


3 


1 


16 


56 


36 


224 


517 


60 


272 


16 


32 




1976 


3,067 


2,083 


984 


3 


1 


23 


28 


45 


214 


531 


86 


?46 


11 


25 




% Chanqe 


♦13 


♦ 17 


*± _ 
























State Pol ice 


1975 


478 


386 


92 


1 





5 


3 


41 


17 


50 


13 


64 





6 




1976 


427 


339 


88 


1 


1 


5 


7 


10 


19 


40 


10 


35 





1 




% Chanqe 


-11 


-12 


-4 
























^RKS 


•Maryland Park Service 


1975 
































1976 


190 


96 


94 














2 





21 





7 


3 







% Change 






























•Maryland Toll Facilities 


1975 
































1976 


378 


377 


1 














6 





1 





2 










i Chanqe 






























•Natural Resources 


1975 
































1976 














































Chanqe 






























U.S. Park Service 


1975 


1.096 


826 


270 


1 





1 


1 


51 





19 


45 





2 


1 




1976 


1,295 


809 


486 











1 


49 


2 


10 


23 













? Change 


♦18 


-2 


+80 

























•1975 data not available 



136 







36 26 40 18 

31 33 26 23 



190 


7 


106 


210 


52 


2 


13 


220 


12 


163 


47 


14 


191 


14 


802 


48 





66 


219 


4 


81 


276 


64 


4 


24 


265 


16 


122 


79 


20 


250 


60 


968 


48 





60 


+15 


-43 


-24 


+31 


+23 


+ 100 


+85 


+16 


+33 


-25 


+68 


+43 


+31 


+329 


+21 







-9 


7 





1 


11 


6 


2 





12 








11 


2 


48 


8 


26 








10 


4 


1 


2 


19 


8 


4 


6 


35 








15 


1 


96 


16 


60 


3 





8 



001 11 00 17 00 16 6 150 31 00 1 

3 1 13 13 29 31 9 18 1 52 



8 3 5 17 8 1 23 5 7 3 58 6 147 13 

5 3 26 12 30 4 6 80 41 89 1 24 



163 4 81 118 4 8 107 12 158 13 1 34 482 6 

194 1 54 155 11 16 60 13 121 29 18 1 701 7 



12 18 64 23 4 61 2 36 116 48 36 

13 1 9 76 20 2 101 3 1 4 38 1 66 44 21 



220 


4 


41 


94 


65 





22 


263 


3 


16 


284 


13 


272 


11 


317 


84 





49 


146 


3 


52 


124 


107 


1 


37 


375 


5 


24 


384 


40 


184 


7 


474 


110 





79 


-34 


-25 


+27 , 


. +32 


+65 




+68 


+43 


+67 


+50 


+35 


+208 


-32 


-36 


+50 


+31 




+61 


190 


4 


31 


85 


55 





16 


217 


3 


15 


284 


8 


255 


11 


255 


8 





43 


121 


3 


41 


116 


83 


1 


35 


325 


2 


21 


384 


39 


168 


7 


417 


30 





61 



30 10 9 10 6 46 1 5 17 62 76 6 

25 11 8 24 2 50 3 3 1 16 57 80 18 



1 19 46 12 63 13 p 3 



0000 1 00 2 00 269 20 94 00 1 



0000 000 00 00 000 



7 14 32 7 97 343 202 114 1 103 6 49 

23 49 60 12 235 270 168 129 1 176 44 43 



165 

225 



20 

26 



111 36 

147 30 



31 
40 



137 



LAW 
ENFORCEMENT 
EMPLOYEE DATA 



LAW ENFORCEMENT 
OFFICERS KILLED 

Four law enforcement officers were killed in Maryland during 
1976. The following summaries are based on information provided by the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation who conducts in-depth investigations 
into these tragic incidents in which law enforcement officers paid 
the supreme sacrifice in the performance of their duties. 



March 26, 1976 

A captain and a corporal of the Montgomery County, Maryland, 
Department of Police died from gunshot wounds received while attempt- 
ing to apprehend a bank robbery suspect. The male suspect, 19 years 
of age, allegedly robbed a Montgomery County, Maryland, bank and fled 
the scene in a vehicle. The description of the suspect and his vehicle 
was broadcast over the police radio. The 43-year-old captain and the 
32 -year-old corporal, both veteran officers, observed the suspect 
driving his vehicle near a local shopping center. The officers, in 
separate vehicles, stopped the suspect's car. Before the officers 
could confront him, the suspect suddenly drove away with the officers 
in pursuit. The suspect stopped his vehicle in a nearby wooded area 
and began firing a 20-gauge shotgun at the officers. They took 
cover behind one patrol vehicle and returned the gunfire. During 
the brief gun battle, the suspect allegedly shot both officers in 
the head with the shotgun and then fled the scene on foot. The sus- 
pect, in possession of the money from the bank robbery, was appre- 
hended two days later in South Carolina by a highway patrolman. 



April 16, 1976 

A seven-year veteran officer with the Baltimore, Maryland, 
Police Department was shot and killed during a sniper attack. In- 
vestigation indicates an 18-year-old male subject at a local resi- 
dence began firing at two police vehicles traveling through the 
area. As the 32-year-old victim officer arrived at the scene, a 
bullet from an 8-millimeter rifle pierced the roof of the police 
vehicle striking the victim officer in the throat. After approxi- 
mately an hour of gunfire exchange between the police and the sniper,,^ 
during which four other police officers were wounded, the subject 
surrendered. 



April 22, 1976 

A Calvert County Deputy Sheriff died as a result of a 
traffic accident. The Deputy, a white male 25 years of age, while 
on a lunch break from a Police Training Academy was a passenger 
in an automobile which became involved in an accident killing him. 



141 



LAW ENFORCEMENT 
OFFICERS ASSAULTED 



The following information is based on a detailed monthly 
collection of data in the Uniform Crime Reporting System regarding 
the problem of assaults on local, county and state law enforcement 
officers. The large number of reported assaults on sworn officers 
is in part due to a prevalent attitude of disrespect for law enforce 
ment in certain elements of our society. 

A total of 3,284 law enforcement officers in Maryland were 
victims of assault in the line of duty during 1976, as compared to 
3,471 assaults during 1975, resulting in a 5 percent decrease. 

The rate of assaults on law enforcement officers for the 
state was 31 assaults for every 100 sworn officers, a decrease of 5 
percent from 1975 in the rate of assaults. 

Physical force was used in 82.8 percent of all assaults on 
police officers. 

The greatest number of assaults (1,232) or 37.5 percent 
occurred while officers were responding to disturbance calls (family 
disputes, man with a gun, etc.). 34.9 percent of assaults on police 
officers occurred between 10:00 P.M. and 2:00 A.M. 

A total of 3,226 assaults on law enforcement officers were 
cleared during 1976, amounting to a 98 percent clearance rate, the 
same as in 1975. 



143 



POLICE ASSAULTED 



PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF WEAPON 



1975 




144 

I 



POLICE ASSAU LTED 



PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE ACTIVITY 1976 



RESPONDING TO DISTURBANCE CALLS 



ATTEMPTING OTHER ARRESTS 



ALL OTHER 



TRAFFIC PURSUITS & STOPS 



HANDLING, TRANSPORTING & 
CUSTODY OF PRISONERS 



INVESTIGATION OF 
SUSPICIOUS PERSONS 



BURGiARIES IN PROGRESS 



MENTALLY DERANGED 




ROBBERIES IN 
PROGRESS 

AMBUSH 



CIVIL 
rOlSORDER 



PERCENT 



POLICE 

DISTRIBUTION 



ASSAULTED 

OF INJURIES VS. NON-INJURIE 



1975 




146 



POLICE ASSAULTED 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TIME OF DAY 

1976 

PERCENT 



illt l i.ll lt ll l 




6 


8 


10 


12 


2 


4 


6 


8 


10 


,2 


2 


4 


to 


to 


to 


to 


to 


to 


to 


to 


to 


to 


to 


to 


8 


10 
A.M. 


12 


2 


4 


6 

P.M. 


8 


10 


12 


2 


4 

A.M. 


6 



147 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 




TYPE OF WEAPON 




With Personal 


Police Assaults 




Assaul ted 


Firearm 


Knife 


Other 
Weapons 


Physical 
Force 




CI ea red 


REGION I 


110 


11 


4 


15 


80 


26 


106 


CAROLINE COUNTY 


6 


1 





1 


4 


1 


6 


Denton PD 


1 











1 


1 


1 


Federals burg PD 


2 











2 





2 


Ridgely PD 


1 


1 














1 


State Pol ice 


2 








1 


1 





2 


CECIL COUNTY 


22 





2 


3 


1 7 


4 


22 


Charlestown PD 


1 











1 





1 


Elkton PO 


3 





g 


Q 


3 





3 


Port Deposit PD 


1 











1 





1 


Rising Sun PD 


1 











1 


1 


1 


Cecil County SO 


4 








2 


2 


2 


4 


State Pol ice 


12 





2 


1 


9 


1 


12 


DORCHESTER COUNTY 


12 


1 


1 


4 


6 


4 


9 


Cambridge PO 


i 





1 


3 








3 


Dorchester County SO 


7 








1 


6 


4 


5 


State Pol ice 


1 


1 














1 


KENT COUNTY 


3 





1 





2 





3 


Kent County SO 


3 





1 





2 





3 


QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


7 


3 








4 


1 


7 


State Pol ice 


7 


3 








4 


1 


7 


SOMERSET COUNTY 


6 











6 


1 


6 


Crisfield PD 


1 











1 





1 


Princess Anne PD 


2 











2 





2 


Univ. of Md. Eastern Shore PD 


1 











1 





1 


State Police 


2 











2 


1 


2 


TALBOT COUNTY 


15 


4 





3 


8 


4 


14 


Easton PD 


2 








1 


1 





2 


Oxford PO 


1 


1 


Q 


Q 





1 


1 


St. Michael ' s PO 


3 











3 


1 


3 


Trappe PD 


2 


1 





1 





1 


1 


Talbot County SO 


2 











2 


1 


2 


State Police 


5 


2 






2 





5 


WICOMICO COUNTY 


11 


2 





3 


9 


2 


14 


Wicomico County SO 


4 


1 





2 


1 


1 


4 


State Pol ice 


10 


1 





1 


8 


1 


10 


WORCESTER COUNTY 


25 








1 


24 


9 


25 


Ocean City PO 


22 








1 


21 


8 


22 


Pocomoke City PD 


1 











1 





1 


State Police 


2 











2 


1 


2 



148 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 
Assaul ted 


TYPE OF WEAPON 


With Personal 
Injury 


Police Assaults 
C 1 ea red 




Firearm 


Knife 


Other 
Weapons 


Physical 
Force 


REGION II 


19 








5 


14 


3 


19 


CALVERT COUNTY 


4 








1 


3 





4 


North Bedch PD 


3 








1 


2 





3 


Calvert County 50 


1 











1 





1 


CHARLES COUNTY 


13 








4 


9 


1 


13 


La Plata PO 


1 











1 





1 


Charles County SO 


9 


C 





4 


5 


1 


9 


State Pol ice 













3 





3 


ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


2 













2 


2 


2 


St. Mary's County SO 


2 











2 


2 


2 


REGION III 


112 


6 


2 


14 


90 


30 


110 


ALLEGANY COUNTY 


14 


1 








13 


2 


14 


Hesternport PD 


1 











1 





1 


Al legany County SO 


8 











8 


2 


g 


State Police 


5 


1 












6 


CARROLL COUNTY 


18 


2 







1 2 


3 


18 


Hampstead PD 


1 











1 





1 


SykesvlUe PD 


1 








1 








1 


Taneytown PD 


2 











2 


1 


2 


Westminster PD -u 


2 








1 


1 


1 


2 


State Police 


12 


2 





2 


8 


1 


12 


FREDERICK COUNTY 


40 


1 


2 


10 


27 


12 


39 


Brunswick PD 


4 











4 


Q 


4 


Burkittsvil le PD 


1 








1 








1 


Frederick PD 


15 








4 


n 


4 


14 


State Police 


20 




2 


5 


12 


8 


20 


GARRETT COUNTY 


1 


1 














1 






















WASHINGTON COUNTY 


39 










38 


^ 2 


38 


Ha^erstown PD 


31 










30 


] ] 


3^ 


Hancock PD 













1 





1 


Washington County SO 


1 











1 





1 


State Police 


6 











6 


2 


5 


REGION IV 


597 


34 


10 


84 


569 


150 


682 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


246 


4 


5 


33 


204 


66 


240 


Md. National Capital Park Police 


2 











2 


2 


2 


Montgomery County PD 


206 


4 


5 


25 


172 


51 


202 


Rockville PD 


7 








2 


5 


2 


6 



149 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 


TYPE OF WEAPON 


With Personal 


Pol ice Assaults 




Assaul ted 


Firearm 


Knife 


Other 
Weapon s 


Physical 


Injury 


Clea red 


Takoms Park PD 


28 


Q 


Q 


g 


22 


10 


27 


Stat6 Po1 1 ce 


3 


Q 


Q 


Q 




1 


3 


PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY 


451 


30 


5 


51 


365 


84 


442 


B1ad6nsbur9 PD 


g 











8 


3 


2 


uric vc( I y ~ \J 


3 











3 


1 


3 




2 











3 




3 




7 


2 








5 


2 




rnrscf Hoinhtc PR 


2 


1 








1 




2 




g 








2 


6 


Q 


8 




3 


1 








2 




2 


Laurel PD 


7 








1 


6 


5 


7 


Ht. Rainier PD 


4 


2 








2 





3 


Prince George's County PD 


378 


24 


5 


47 


302 


64 


377 


R1ver<Ja1e PD 


3 











3 





3 


Univ. of Md. College Park PD 


15 











15 


3 


15 


State Pol ice 


10 








1 


9 


4 


10 


REGION V 


2,333 


109 


74 


188 


1 ,962 


555 


2,298 


BALTIMORE CITY 


1 ,607 


90 


60 


117 


1 ,340 


321 


1,595 


Baltimore City PD 


1 590 


90 


60 


1 1 5 


1 ,325 


31 9 


1 578 


Univ. of Md. Balto. City PD 


14 











14 


2 


14 


no . ' ori Mam 1 n 1 5 tr a 1 1 on - uunoa i k ru 


3 








2 


1 


Q 


3 


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


108 






1 


87 


24 


106 


Annapolis PD 


57 


3 







50 


7 


57 


Anne Arundel County PD 


28 


2 




3 


1 9 


1 1 


27 


State Aviation PD 


3 











3 





2 


State Pol ice 


20 


2 





3 


15 




20 


BALTIMORE COUNTY 


469 


8 


3 


45 


413 


185 


454 


Baltimore County PD 


454 


8 


2 


40 


404 


183 


439 


Sparrows Point PD 










1 





Q 




Un1v. of Md. Balto. County PD 













1 




1 


State Pol ice 


13 





1 


4 


8 


2 


13 


HARFORD COUNTY 


63 





5 


7 


51 


7 


61 


Aberdeen PD 


21 





2 


1 


18 


3 


19 


Bel Air PD 


15 








1 


14 


3 


15 


State Police 


27 





3 


5 


19 


1 


27 


HOWARD COUNTY 


86 


4 


2 


9 


71 


18 


82 


Howard County PD 


76 


4 


1 


9 


62 


14 


74 


State Police 


10 





1 





9 


4 


8 


PA6KS 
















Natural Resources 


1 


1 











1 


1 


Maryland Park Service 


8 








6 


2 





6 


Maryland Toll Facilities 


4 








1 


3 


1 


4 



150 



LAW ENFORCEMENT 
EMPLOYEE DATA 



POLICE EMPLOYEE DATA 

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program in Maryland incor- 
porates the collection of pertinent data relating to the police 
of the state. Information regarding police employee strength is 
discussed in this section. 

This information is submitted by county, municipal, and 
state law enforcement agencies and compiled on an annual basis. 
Specific information concerning the number of law enforcement 
employees reflects the status as of October 31, 1976. 

LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE RATES 



In 1976, the average number of full-time law enforcement 
employees (county, municipal and state) including civilian employees, 
amounted to 3.1 for each 1,000 inhabitants of the State. The rate 
based on sworn personnel only (excluding civilians), amounted to 
2.6 per 1,000 population. In 1975, the average number of full-time 
law enforcement employees amounted to 2.9 for each 1,000 inhabitants 
and 2.4 sworn personnel per 1,000 inhabitants of the Std:e. This is 
a 7 percent increase in the average number of law enforcement em- 
ployees and an 8 percent increase in the average number of sworn 
personnel 

These increases are in part due to the addition of the 
park agencies, and some colleges and universities, to the UCR Program. 

The ratio of law enforcement employees per 1,000 population 
in any given area or municipality is influenced by a number of fac- 
tors, much the same as the crime rate. The determination of law en- 
forcement strength for a given county or municipality is based on 
factors such as population density, size and character of the commu- 
nity, geographic location, proximity to metropolitan areas, and other 
conditions which exist in the area generating the need for law en- 
forcement services. Employee rates also differ among agencies since, 
in particular, there is a wide variation in the responsibilities and 
level of activity within various law enforcement agencies. The in- 
formation in this section relates to reported police employee strength 
and should not be interpreted as recon»nended strength for any area. 

CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES 



The personnel of each law enforcement agency differ as to 
the demands and responsibilities placed before them. Many police 
officers are fully occupied with clerical tasks and are not free to 



151 



perform active police duties. There is a current upward trend in 
the thinking of police administrators to recommend the use of civi- 
lians in this capacity, thus freeing the sworn personnel for actual 
police related services. 

As of October 31, 1976, 2,420 or 19 percent of the total 
number of police employees in Maryland were civilians, as compared 
to 2,100 or 18 percent in 1975. 

MUNICIPALITIES 

As of October 31, 1976, municipal police departments 
reported a total of 5,077 employees. This represents a rate of 
3.7 police employees per 1,000 population and a rate of 3.2 sworn 
personnel per 1,000 population, as compared to 3.8 police employees 
per 1,000 population in 1975, while the rate of sworn personnel re- 
mained the same. There were 4,363 sworn officers and 714 civilian 
employees in 1976, as compared to 4,268 sworn officers and 715 civi- 
lians in 1975. The sworn personnel represents 86 percent of the 
total employees, and the civilians 14 percent, the same as in 1975. 

COUNTIES 

This category includes data from County Police Depart- 
ments, Sheriff's Departments, and State Police. Combined, they 
reported as of October 31, 1976, a total of 6,727 police employees. 
This amounts to a ratio of 2.4 police employees per 1,000 population 
and a ratio of 1.9 sworn personnel per 1,000 population, as compared 
to 2.3 police employees per 1,000 population and 1.8 sworn personnel 
per 1,000 population for 1975. There were 5,196 sworn personnel and 
1,531 civilian personnel. The sworn personnel represent 77 percent 
of the total, and the civilians 23 percent, as compared to 79 percent 
sworn and 21 percent civilian in 1975. 

Any attempt to break down the categories above (County 
Police Departments, Sheriff's Departments and State Police) on a 
statewide basis would be misleading, as they have overlapping and 
concurrent jurisdiction in many areas. Therefore, these categories 
have been combined in order to represent the best possible ratios 
of police employees to the current population. 



1,52 



LAW ENFORCEMENT 
EMPLOYEE RATES 

Number Rate 



REGION 1 697 2.5 

Caroline County 36 1.6 

Cecil County 94 1.7 

Dorchester County 78 2.6 

Kent County 25 1.5 

Queen Anne's County 49 2.5 

Somerset County 58 2.9 

Talbot County 87 3.3 

Wicomico County 153 2.6 

Worcester County 117 4.3 

REGION 2 244 1.8 

Calvert County 56 2.2 

Charles County 126 2.1 

St. Mary's County 62 1.2 

REGION 3 778 2.0 

Allegany County 201 2.4 

Carroll County 110 1.3 

Frederick County 221 2.3 

Garrett County 40 1.7 

Washington County 206 1.9 

REGION 4 2,686 2.1 

Montgomery County 1,127 2.0 

Pr. George's County 1,559 2.3 

REGION 5 7,975 3.8 

Baltimore City 4,079 4.7 

Anne Arundel County 807 2.4 

Baltimore County 2,451 3.8 

Harford County 341 2.5 

Howard County 297 3.0 

PARKS 643 

STATE TOTAL 13,023 3.1 



153 



LAW ENFORCEMENT 
EMPLOYEE DATA 



TOTAL % SWORN % CIVILIAN % MALE % FEMALE 



REGION 1 


697 


84% 


16% 


92% 


8% 


CAROLINE COUNTY 


36 


89% 


11% 


97% 


3% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


10 


60% 


40% 


90% 


10% 


Denton 


c 
3 


1 UU/o 


u% 




U/o 


Federal sburg 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Goldsboro 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Greensboro 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Preston 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Ridgely 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


11 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


CECIL COUNTY 


94 


73% 


27% 


95% 


5% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


9 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Cecil ton 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Charl estown 


1 


-s c\r\oi 


f\ol 
\Jh 


1 (\(\ol 




Chesapeake City 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Elkton 


11 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


North East 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Port Deposit 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Rising Sun 


3 


67% 


33% 


67% 


33% 


State Police 


61 


61% 


39% 


93% 


7% 


DORCHESTER COUNTY 


78 


82% 


18% 


94% 


6% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


23 


65% 


35% 


96% 


4% 


Cambridge 


42 


86% 


14% 


90% 


10% 


Hurlock 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


11 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


KENT COUNTY 


25 


92% 


8% 


92% 


8% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


10 


80% 


20% 


80% 


20% 


Chestertown 


6 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Rock Hall 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


7 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


49 


86% 


14% 


90% 


10% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


8 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Centrevil le 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


36 


81% 


19% 


86% 


14% 



154 



LAW ENFORCEMFN T F MPLOYEE DATA 



T OTAL % SWORN % CIVILIA N % MALE % FEMALE 



SOMERSET COUNTY 


58 


91% 


Q<V 


91% 


9% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


15 


93% 


7% 


87% 


13% 


Crisfield 


10 


70% 


30% 


.-30% 


20% 


Princess Anne 


6 


1 00% 


\)/C 


100% 


0% 


UMES 


10 


90% 


10% 


1 00% 


0% 


State Pol ice 


17 


100% 


0% 


94% 


6% 


TALBOT COUNTY 


87 


80% 


20% 


O/ h 


13% 


Sneriff s Dept. 


13 


92% 


6% 


"7 "T 0/ 


L6% 


Easton 


24 


83% 


17% 


33% 


'.7% 


Oxford 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


St. Michael 's 


5 


100% 


0% 


80% 


20% 


Trappe 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


43 


72% 


28% 


93% 


7% 


WICOMICO COUNTY 


153 


82% 


18% 


91% 


9% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


T ft 

18 


ol% 


3^% 


1 00% 


0% 


Delmar 


5 


100% 


0% 


00% 


0% 


Fruitland 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Sal isbury 


52 


85% 


15% 


85% 


15% 


Salisbury State College 


13 


92% 


QOI 
O/O 


85% 


15% 


State Police 


62 


81% 


i9?4 


94% 


6% 


WORCESTER COUNTY 


1 17 


89% 


1 1 % 


91 % 


Ac' 

9% 


Sheriff s Dept. 


16 


81% 


19% 


88% 




Berl in 


6 


83% 


17% 


100% 


0% 


Ocean City 


51 


90% 


10% 


90% 


10% 


Ocean Pines 


11 


91% 


9% 


91% 


.9% 


Pocomoke City 


12 


75% 


25% 


83% 


17% 


Snow Hill 


6 


100% 


0% 


1 00% 


0% 


State Police 


15 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0^ 


REGION 2 


244 


89% 


11% 


9?% 


8% 


CALVERT COUNTY 


56 


98% 


2% 


98% 


2% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


15 


93% 


7% 


93% 


1 /o 


Chesapeake Beach 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


North Beach 


6 


■00% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


30 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 



1^5 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



TOTAL % SWORN % CIVILIAN % MALE % FEMALE 



CHARLES COUNTY 


126 


83% 


17% 


90% 


10% 


Sheriff's Deot 


72 


86% 


14% 


89% 


11% 

■ I/O 


La Plata 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


52 


79% 


21% 


90% 


10% 


ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


62 


94% 


6% 


90% 


10% 


Sheriff's Deot 


31 


94% 


6% 


87% 


13% 


State Police 


31 


94% 


6% 


94% 


6% 


REGION 3 


778 


81% 


19% 


91% 


9% 


ALLEGANY COUNTY 


201 


84% 


16% 


93% 


7% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


21 


95% 


5% 


90% 


10% 


Cumberland 


79 


90% 


10% 


95% 


5% 


Frostburg 


15 


93% 


7% 


93% 


7% 


Frostburg State College 


17 


82% 


18% 


94% 


6% 


Lonaron i no 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Western Dort 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


state's Att Office 


7 


29% 


71% 


71% 


29% 


State Police 


54 


11% 


28% 


93% 


7% 


CARROLL COUNTY 


110 


85% 


' 15% 


95% 


5% 


Hampstead 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Manchester 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


New Windsor 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


^\/k'P<?\/i lip 


5 


1 nn% 


n% 


1 00% 

\ \J\J iO 


0% 


lull cjr cuwi 1 




1 nn% 

1 UU/o 


n% 

\J lO 


1 00% 

\ \J\J lO 


0% 


llninn Ryirlnp 

UII lull Di 1 u^c 






0% 

\J 10 


100% 


0% 


nCO LIN 1 1 1 O LC 1 




Q'^% 

J 10 


7% 

/ lo 


93% 

J yj 10 


7% 




ft? 




1 8% 

1 O fo 


95% 

3 ^ to 


5% 


FREDERICK COUNTY 


221 




26% 


87% 


13% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


40 


25% 


75% 


75% 


25% 


Brunswick 


9 


100% 


0% 


89% 


11% 


Emmitsburg 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Frederick 


80 


84% 


16% 


86% 


14% 


Thurmont 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


87 


84% 


16% 


93% 


7% 



156 



LAW ENFORCEMENT LMpLQYEE DATA 



TOTAL % SWORN % CIVILIAN % MALE % FEMALE 



GARRETT COUNTY 


40 


78% 


22 - 


93% 


7% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


- 17 


53% 


A7% 


83% 


12% 


Ofikland 


7 


36% 


14% 


86% 




State Police 


16 


1 00% 


0% 


100% 


0% 



WASHINGTON COUNTY 


206 


M% 


16% 


91% 


9% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


39 


vS7% 


13% 


85% 


15% 


Boonsboro 


1 


iOO% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Hagerstown 


loi 


85% 


15% 


92% 


8% 


Hancock 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Will iamsport 


4 


75% 


25% 


75% 


25% 


State Pol ice 


58 


79% 


21% 


93% 


7% 



REGION 4 


2,685 


79% 


2i% 


84% 


1 r< '0 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


1,127 


82% 


18% 


86% 


14% 


Gait hers burg 


5 


1 00% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Md. Nat. Cap. Park 


54 


Oo K 


17% 


" 89% 


11% 


Montgomery County 


947 


\^<L la 


18% 


86% 


14% 


Rockville 


40 


65% 




80% 


20% 


Takoma Park 


38 


82% 


18% 


79% 


21% 


State Police 


43 


84% 


16% 


91% 


9% 



GEORGE'S COUNTY 


1,559 


7c^ 


24% 


82% 


18% 


Bladensburg 


19 


74'- 


26% 


79% 


21% 


Cheverly 


9 


S9% 


11% 


78% 


22% 


Col mar Manor- 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Cottage City 












District Heights 


5 


83% 


17% 


83% 


17% 


Fairmount Heights 


4 


75% 


25% 


75% 


25% 


Forest Heights 


6 


83% 


17% 


83% 


M% 


Green be It 


24 


70% 


21% 


79% 


21% 


Hyattsville 


25 


80^ 


20% 




24% 


Laurel 


29 


72^ 


28% 


i 'h 


ZMo 


Mt. Rainier 


19 


58% 


42% 




16% 


Pr. George's County 




75% 


25% 


82% 


13% 


Riverdale 




67% 


33% 


67% 


33% 


Univ. of Md.-CP 


70 


84% 


16% 


83% 


17% 


University Park 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Bowie State College 




94% 


6% 


38% 


12% 


State Police 


152 


78% 


22% 


88% 


12% 



157 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



TOTAL % SWORN % CIVILIAN % MALE % FEMALE 



REGION 5 


7,975 


82% 


18% 


88% 


12% 


DAI TTMADC PTTV 

dAL I IMUKt LI 1 Y 


4 ,u/y 




14a 


OAo/ 

yuA 


1 QO/ 

1 Ua 


Baltimore City 


/I m 1 
4,UI 1 


OCO/ 

OD^ 


1/10/ 

14a 


90% 


1 QO/ 

1 Oa 


UMAB 


68 


99% 


1% 


99% 


1% 


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


807 


79% 


21% 


87% 


13% 


Annapol i s 


1 no 
1 Uo 


07 0/ 
O/ /o 


1 •JO/ 
1 O/o 


OCO/ 
OO/o 


ICO/ 

1 b/o 


Anne Arundel Lounty 


CI /I 


7/10/ 


cb/o 


070/ 
0/ A 


1 "30/ 
1 0/0 


State Aviation 


/I 7 

4/ 


00/ 


110/ 

1 1 /o 


OQO/ 

o9/o 


110/ 

1 1 lo 


State Police 


1 Jo 


OQo/ 


T Oo/ 
1 c/o 


000/ 
00/0 


TOO/ 
1 iL/o 


BALTIMORE COUNTY 


2,451 


11% 


23% 


85% 


15% 


Baltimore County 


1,445 


86% 


14% 


92% 


8% 


Md. Port Admin. 


lb 


1 UU% 


AO/ 
UA 


QOo/ 

9c/o 


00/ 
0/0 


Sparrows Point 


1 79 


94 /b 


CO/ 

b/o 


n/1 0/ 
94% 


C 0/ 

b/o 


UMBC 


1 9 


7 no/ 


010/ 

2 1 /o 


7 no/ 


010/ 
2 1 /o 


State Police 


TOO 

732 


52% 


A 0/ 

48% 


b9/o 


•31 <V 

31 % 
< 


HARFORD COUNTY 


341 


90% 


10% 


86% 


14% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


115 


100% 


0% 


83% 


17% 


Aberdeen 




00/ 
OO/o 


TOO/ 


QOO/ 

9clo 


00/ 
0/0 


Bel Air 


25 


80% 


20% 


80% 


20% 


Havre de Grace 


25 


80% 


o no/ 

20% 


7 CO/ 

76% 


no/ 


State Police 


150 


85% 


15% 


89% 


11% 


HOWARD COUNTY 


297 


bl lo 


iilo 


000/ 

0£A 


100/ 
1 0/0 


Howard County 


190 


69% 


31% 


79% 


21% 


State Police 


107 


64% 


36% 


88% 


12% 


DADI/C Tr\\ 1 C 

KAKKS & TOLLS 


543 


OT 0/ 
01 /o 


1 QO/ 


Q/1 0/ 

y4/o 


0/0 


Md. Park Service 


247 


64% 


36% 


93% 


7% 


Natural Resources 


222 


88% 


12% 


96% 


4% 


Md. Toll Facilities 


174 


95% 


5% 


93% 


7% 


MARYLAND TOTALS 


13,023 


81% 


19% 


88% 


12% 



158 




•tt 



1977 

CRIME 

IN MARYLAND 




UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS 



I 



IN MEMORIAM 



Members of the Criminal Records - Central Repository express 
their sympathy to the families of Maryland law enforcement officers 
who were killed in the line of duty. In 1977, those officers killed 
were: 



DENNIS L. RILEY 

Patrolman First Class 
Charles County Sheriff's Department 

1948 - 1977 



PAUL N. MITCHELL 

Patrolman, Anne Arundel County Police Department 

1946 - 1977 
★ 

CHARLES A. HUCKEBA 

Patrolman, Baltimore County Police Department 

1951 - 1977 
* 

GREGG A. PRESBURY 
Trooper, Maryland State Police 
1950 - 1977 



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STATE OF MARYLAND 
UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS 



BLAIR LEE III 

ACTING GOVERNOR 
ROBERT J. LALLY 

SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF 
PUBLIC SAFETY AND C0RRECT:0NAL 
SERVICES 

j THOMAS S. SMITH 

SUPERINTENDENT, MARYLAND 
STATE POLICE 



CRIMINAL RECORDS 
CENTRAL REPOSITORY 



MAJOR H. W. DASHIELLS DIRECTOR 

LAMONT EDWARDS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 

VICTOR J. KONSAVAGE FIELD REPRESENTATIVE 

EDGAR H. WHITEMAN FIELD REPRESENTATIVE 

ROBERT J. SPANGLER FIELD REPRESENTATIVE 



UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING SECTION 



ROSE MARIE DECARLO ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST 

STAFF 

JANET L ASBURY 

M. ANTOINETTE COMFORT 

BARBARA JACOBS 

ANN LEVIN I 
ELEANOR D. MERCER I 
PHYLLIS SARKIN 

BEATRICE SHAPIRO 
DENISE E. SMITH 



MARYLAND STATE POLICE 

May 12, 1978 



Honorable Blair Lee III 
Acting Governor of Maryland 
State House 

Annapolis, Maryland 21404 
Dear Governor Lee: 



Pursuant to Article 88B, Sections 9 and 10, of the 



Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland State Police respect- 
fully submits the 1977 Uniform Crime Report for your information 
and review. 



The information presented here represents the third 



annual report produced by the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting 
Program. The statistics presented were compiled from monthly 
reports siibmitted to Criminal Records-Central Repository by 
law enforcement agencies throughout Maryland. Every effort has 
been made to verify the accuracy and completeness of the pub- 
lished information. 

This information is presented with the hope that it 
will be of valuable assistance to law enforcement personnel in 
planning programs to combat criminal activity in Maryland. 



This report is dedicated to the public officials and 



law enforcement officers who have cooperated in the establish- 
ment and operation of the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Pro- 
gram. Their diligence and interest have made this report 
possible. 



Sincerely, 




2jaui iEnfommpttt (Haht of i£tl|tra 



Afi a Ham Snforrmpttt (!^ffim. my funJam.ntJ Jui^ u u 

ierve ntanltiml; to Aa^e^uarJ iiuei antl properly; to protect t/i« innocgnt a^ainit 
deception, tke weaL against oppreiiion or intinttJation, and tlie peacefui 
aaainst vioience or diAorderj and to respect tLe Constitutional riakb of alt 
to lioertu, eaua lit^ and 



men 



itce. 



tain coura- 



i mtU Iteep my private life unAuUied ai an example to all; maintaim 
^eouS calm in tke face of dan^r, 4comf or ridicule; develop self-reitraint; and 
Le constantly mindful c^ tke welfare of otkerA. ^Jdonest in tkou^t and deed 
in kotk my personal and itfficial life, ^ will Le exemplary in <d>eyiny tke IcuuS 
of tke land and tke reflations of mu department, at ever ^ See or hear of 
tfidential nature or tkat is confided to me in my official capacity will ke 



a coni 



kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in tke performeutce of my duty. 



I mill never act officiously or permit personal feeling, prejudices, animos- 
ities or friendskips to influence my decisions. ^l^Jitk no compromise for crime 
and wilk relentless prosecution of criminals, will en force tke law courteously 
and appropriately witkout fear or favory malice or ill will, never emptoyiny 



try fo< 



J. 



unnecessart^ force or violence and never ticceptmy yratutties 



ttuiti 



] rrrOgntZ^ tke kadye of my office as a Symkol of puklic faitk, and 
.y accept it as a pu klic trust to ke keld So lony as .3 am true to tke etk ICS of 
tke police service. .3 will constantly strive tt ackieve tkese okfectives and ideals, 
dedicatiny myself kefore ^od to my ckosen profession . . . law enforcement. 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 



The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services 
acknowledges the support made available from the Law Enforcement 
Assistance Administration, obtained through the Governor's Commission 
on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, which provided 
the funds to establish and operate the Maryland Uniform Crime Report- 
ing Program and make this third Annual Report possible. 



TABLE OF CONTEIsrrS 



Letter of Transmittal iii 

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics iv 

Acknowledgement v 

Introduction 3 

Classification of Offenses 11 

Profile of Maryland 19 

Crime Factors 21 

Crime Index 23 

Maryland Offense Data 27 

Crime Index Offenses 29 

Murder 39 

Rape 47 

Robbery 53 

Aggravated Assault 59 

Breaking or Entering 65 

Larceny 73 

Motor Vehicle Theft 79 

Index Offense Data 85 

Municipality Crime Rates 101 

Maryland Arrest Data 109 

Violent Crime Ill 

Property Crime 112 

Drug Abuse Violation Arrests 112 

Gambling Arrests 112 

Law Enforcement Employee Data 149 

Law Enforcement Officers Killed 151 

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted 153 

Law Enforcement Employee Data 163 



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LIST OF TABLES AND CHARTS 

Crime Index for Maryland 1 

Crime Trends for Maryland 2 

Maryland UCR System Flow 9 

Crime Index Offenses-Volume by Month 32 

Violent Crime-Volume by Month 33 

Property Crime- Volume by Month 34 

Clearance Rates 35 

Stolen Property-Analysis of Value Stolen & Recovered 36 

Value of Property Stol en-Percent of Volume Recovered 37 

Murder-Volume by Month 42 

Murder Victims-Analysis by Age, Sex & Race 43 

Murder-Distribution by Type of Weapon 44 

Murder-Distribution by Day of Week •. . . 45 

Rape-Volume by Month 50 

Rape-Percent Distribution by Nature 51 

Rape Arrests-Percent Distribution by Age Groups 52 

Robbery-Volume by Month 56 

Robbery-Value of Property Stolen 57 

Robbery-Percent Distribution by Type of Weapon 58 

Aggravated Assault-Volume by Month 62 

Aggravated Assault-Percent Distribution by 

Type of Weapon 63 

Breaking or Entering-Volume by Month 68 

Breaking or Entering-Value of Property Stolen 69 

Breaking or Entering-Percent Distribution by Nature 70 

Breaking or Entering-Percent Distribution by Type 71 

Larceny-Volume by Month 76 

Larceny-Percent Distribution by Type 77 

Larceny-Distribution by Type 78 

Motor Vehicle Theft-Volume by Month 82 

Motor Vehicle Theft-Percent Distribution by 

Type of Vehicle 83 

Motor Vehicle Theft-Percent of Value Recovered 84 

Maryland UCR Crime Index Report by Region, County 

& Agency 88 

Municipality Crime Index 102 

Arrests-Juvenile 114 

Arrests-Adult 115 

Arrests-Adults vs. Juveniles 116 

Arrests-Drug Abuse Violations-Percent Distribution ^ 

by Type 117 

Arrests-Percent Distribution by Sale & Possession of 

Drug Abuse Violation 118 

Arrests-Drug Abuse Violations-Possession vs. Sale 

& Manufacturing 119 

Arrests-Gambling Violations-Percent Distribution 

by Type 120 



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Arrests-Sex & Race of Persons Arrested 121 

Arrests-Age of Persons Arrested 122 

Maryland Arrest Report by Region, County & Agency 124 

Police Assaulted-Percent Distribution by Type 

of Weapon 154 

Police Assaulted-Percent Distribution by Type 

of Activity 155 

Police Assaulted-Percent Distribution of Injuries 

vs. Non-Injuries 156 

Police Assaulted-Percent Distribution by Time of Day 157 

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted by Region, County 

& Agency 158 

Law Enforcement Employee Rates by Region & County 165 

Law Enforcement Employee Data by Region, County 

& Agency 166 



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CRIME INDEX FOR MARYLAND 



OFFENSES 


NIIMRFR OF 
INDEX 
OFFENSES 


RATF PFR 
100,000 
INHABITANTS 


PERCENT 
DISTRIBUTION 


PERCENT 
CLEARED 


MURDER 


333 


8.0 


.1 


83 


FORCIBLE RAPE 


1,439 


*69.5 


.6 


58 


Rape by Force 

Assault to Rape-Attempts 


1 ,116 
323 








ROBBERY 


12,088 


292.1 


5.1 


29 


Firearm 

Knife or Cutting 

Instrument 
Other Dangerous Weapon 
Strong Arm (Hands, Fists, 
Etc. ) 


4,335 

1,004 
900 

5,849 








AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 


14,856 


358.9 


6.3 


63 


Firearm 

Knife or Cutting 

Instrument 
Other Dangerous Weapon 
Hands, Fists, Feet, Etc. 


3,139 

4,086 
5,012 
2,619 




4. 




BREAKING OR ENTERING 


57,938 


1 ,399.8 


24.6 


22 


Forcible Entry 

Unlawful Entry - No Force 

Attempted - Forcible Entry 


44,290 
7,749 
5,899 








LARCENY-THEFT 


131,516 


3,177.5 


55.8 


19 


$200 and Over 
$50 to $200 
Under $50 


25,558 
48,311 

J / , OH / 








MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 


1 7,732 


428 4 


7.5 


22 


Autos 

Trucks and Buses 
Other Vehicles 


14,047 
1,306 
2,379 








TOTAL 


235,902 


5,699.5 


100.0 


24 



*Rate per 100,000 Females 



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CRIME TRENDS FOR MARYLAND 



INDEX OFFENSES 



YEAR 



NUMBER 
OF 

OFFENSES 



PERCENT 

CHANGE 

VOLUME 



RATE PER 
100,000 
INHABITANTS 



PERCENT 
CHANGE 
RATE 



MURDER 



1975 
1976 
1977 



435 
352 
333 



-19 

-5 



10.6 
8.5 
8.0 



-20 
-6 



FORCIBLE RAPE 



1975 
1976 
1977 



1 ,288 
1,327 
1,439 



+3 
+8 



*60.8 
*64.1 
*69.5 



+5 
+8 



ROBBERY 



1975 
1976 
1977 



14,104 
12,247 
12,088 



-13 
-1 



344.2 
295.5 
292.1 



-14 
-1 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 



1975 
1976 
1977 



13,251 
12,322 
14,856 



-7 
+21 



323.4 
297.3 
358.9 



-8 

+21 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 



1975 
1976 
1977 



57,936 
56,351 
57,938 



-3 

+3 



1,413.8 
1,359.8 
1,399.8 



-4 

+3 



LARCENY-THEFT 



1975 
1976 
1977 



134,001 
134,337 
131,516 



+ .3 
-2 



3,269.9 
3,241.7 
3,177.5 



-1 
-2 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 



1975 
1976 
1977 



21,192 
17,772 
17,732 



-16 
-.2 



517.1 
428.9 
428.4 



•17 
-.1 



TOTAL 



1975 
1976 
1977 



242,207 
234,708 
235,902 



-3 
+1 



5,910.4 
5,663.8 
5,699.5 



-4 
+1 



^Based on Rate per 100,000 Females 



2 



INTRODUCTION 



The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program is one of the 
steps that have been taken in the establishment of an effective State- 
wide Criminal Justice Information System. This particular phase of 
the CJIS is oriented toward law enforcement and has brought about a 
statewide uniform method of collecting crime statistical data, pro- 
ducing a consolidated annual report concerning crime in Maryland, and 
reporting statewide crime statistics from a single agency to the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation. 



NATIONAL UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM 

The counterpart of the statewide UCR Program is the National 
UCR Program which is under the direction of the Federal Bureau of In- 
vestigation. This national program is the result of a need for nation- 
wide and uniform compilation of law enforcement statistics. Uniform 
Crime Reports were first collected in 1930 after being developed by 
a committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Today the lACP continues to serve in an advisory capacity 
to the FBI in its operation of the program. 

Crime statistics voluntarily submitted by individual law 
enforcement agencies from all fifty states are presented annually in 
the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports Publication entitled "Crime in the 
United States". 

Jn the last several years the FBI has been actively assist- 
ing individual states in the development of statewide programs of 
law enforcement statistics compatible with the National UCR Program. 
In taking advar.tage of the invaluable assistance provided, Maryland 
has developed its own statewide program for collection of law en- 
forcement statistics. 



MARYLAND UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM 

The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program involves the 
uniform compilation, classification, and analysis of crime statistics 
reported by all law enforcement agencies of the state pursuant to 
guides and regulations prescribed by law. 

The responsibility and authority for collection and dissemi- 
nation of UCR data was given to the Maryland Department of Public 
Safety and Correctional Services (State Police) under Article 88B, 
Sections 9 and 10, of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The UCR Program 
became operational January 1, 1975. 



3 



PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES 



In keeping with the recommendation of the President's Com- 
mission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, the 
Maryland UCR Program was planned for eventual growth into a complete 
and integrated offender based Criminal Justice Information System. 
Under this program, each offender arrested in Maryland will be tracked 
through the entire criminal justice system from time of arrest through 
the courts to the correctional system where his exit (parole, expira- 
tion of sentence, etc.) will be recorded. In this manner, a complete 
"criminal history" on individual offenders will be available for use 
by the police, courts, and correctional agencies in Maryland. In 
addition, statistical data derived from the CJIS Program will provide 
assistance in determining the overall efficiency of the criminal jus- 
tice system in Maryland and will make effective management studies 
possible. 

The fundamental objectives of the Maryland UCR Program 

are: 



1. Inform the governor, legislature, other governmental 
officials, and the public as to the nature of the 
crime problem in Maryland - its magnitude and its 
trends. 

2. Provide law enforcement administrators with criminal 
statistics for administrative and operational use. 

3. Determine who commits crimes by age, sex, race and 
other attributes in order to find the proper focus 
for crime prevention and enforcement. 

4. Provide base data and statistics to measure the 
workload and effectiveness of Maryland's Criminal 
Justice System. 

5. Provide base data and statistics to measure the 
effects of prevention and deterrence programs. 

6. Provide base data and statistics for research to 
improve the efficiency, effectiveness and perfor- 
mance of criminal justice agencies. 

7. Provide base data to assist in the assessment of 
social and other causes of crime for the develop- 
ment of theories of criminal behavior. 

8. Provide the FBI with complete UCR data to be in- 
cluded in the national crime reports. 



4 



DEVELOPMENT 



Effective September, 1972, the first federal grant was 
awarded to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services 
(State Police) by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration to 
provide money to initiate a Statewide Uniform Crime Reporting Program 
in Maryland. A committee for the implementation of this Program was 
then established by State Police. 

The committee made studies of the federal program, as well 
as several state UCR Programs, which were operational at that time. 
Forms, tally books, and the Maryland UCR Manual were developed, 
printed, and distributed to all contributing agencies. Questionnaires 
concerning each law enforcement agency's record keeping systems were 
distributed to determine their capability to fully participate in the 
State Program. 

In September, 1974, an additional grant was awarded to the 
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (State Police) 
by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration for the purpose of 
hiring Field Records Representatives to serve as liaison officers 
between the State Program and the contributing law enforcement 
agencies. Also, additional clerical support for the State Program 
was provided in the grant. 

During the developmental phase, several workshops were 
held in various parts of the State to present the UCR Program in 
detail to participating agencies. Since that time, supplemental 
workshops have been held as needed. 

During 1975, the first year of operation, the UCR Staff 
concentratcid its efforts in assisting requesting law enforcement 
agencies in devising or improving their record keeping systems. 
The UCR Staff continues to keep the agencies trained in UCR and 
to provide assistance where needed. Agencies contributing to the 
UCR Program have increased from 102 agencies in 1975 to 135 in 1977. 
The UCR Section collects crime information from these 135 agencies 
and publishes quarterly releases reflecting crime trends. In addi- 
tion, this is the third annual report produced by the UCR Staff 
containing an in-depth analysis of all information collected in 
the UCR Program. 

REPORTING PROCEDURES 

Under the Maryland UCR Program, law enforcement agencies 
are required to submit specified Uniform Crime Reports. The necess- 
ary information for each of the required reports is gathered from 
each agency's record of complaints, investigations and arrests. 
For those agencies desiring assistance in developing sound record 
systems, or improving their present system, a copy of the FBI's 
Manual of Police Records has been provided, along with training of 
records personnel by UCR Field Representatives. 



5 



Crime data and information is submitted by state, county, 
and municipal law enforcement agencies on a daily, monthly, and 
annual basis. The daily report consists of the fingerprints of all 
persons arrested, detained, or charged with any crime or offense 
in Maryland. 

On a monthly basis, organized state, municipal, and county 
law enforcement agencies report the number of offenses known to them 
in the following crime categories: 

(1) Criminal Homicide 

(2) Forcible Rape 

(3) Robbery 

(4) Assault 

(5) Breaking or Entering 

(6) Larceny 

(7) Motor Vehicle Theft 

The count of offenses is taken from the record of complaints 
received by law enforcement agencies from victims, witnesses, other 
sources, or discovered by them during their own operation. Complaints 
determined by subsequent investigation to be unfounded are eliminated 
from the count. The resulting number of "actual offenses known to 
law enforcement agencies" in these crime categories is reported with- 
out regard to whether anyone is arrested, stolen property is recovered, 
local prosecutive policy, or any other consideration. Reported offen- 
ses are recorded by the municipality and county in which they occur 
Municipal law enforcement agencies report those crimes which are com- 
mitted within the cities; county law enforcement agencies and state 
police report those crimes which occur in the counties outside the 
city. Law enforcement agencies also report on a monthly basis, supple- 
mental offense information such as the value of property stolen and 
recovered as well as circumstances surrounding homicides and other 
pertinent data. Additional monthly reports of persons arrested are 
submitted. These reports provide information concerning the age, sex 
and race of persons arrested by each individual law enforcement agency. 
Also, a police disposition of all juveniles arrested is collected. 

In addition, police employee data is collected on an annual 

basis. 

VERIFICATION PROCESS 

An obvious concern in the collection of crime statistics 
for law enforcement agencies throughout the state is the uniformity 
and accuracy of data received. Program aides such as guides and 
instructions do not necessarily guarantee the accuracy and correct- 
ness of the reports submitted by the contributors. Additional con- 
trols therefore are necessary. 



Each report received by the UCR Section is recorded, 
examined and verified for mathematical accuracy, and possibly more 
important, for reasonableness. The verification process includes 
numerous checks to ensure the validity of information. The elimi- 
nation of duplication of reporting by individual contributors re- 
ceives particular attention. Minor errors are corrected by telephone 
contact with the contributors. Substantial variations and errors are 
adjusted through personal contacts with individual contributing 
agencies. The personal contacts are invaluable to the accuracy and 
quality of reporting. Field Representatives are engaged in a con- 
stant educational effort, and as such, provide a vital link between 
the UCR Program and the contributor. 

POPULATION DATA 

The computation of crime rates as they appear in this 
report by municipality, county, and state are based on 1977 popula- 
tion estimates provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
through the cooperation and assistance of the United States Bureau 
of Census. 

Monthly and annual Uniform Crime Reports are received from 
135 municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies in Maryland. 

LIMITATIONS OF A UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM 

Information currently collected by the Maryland Program is 
generally the same as that gathered by the National system, and the 
methods of classifying and scoring offenses and arrests are the same. 
This readily enables comparisons with other states and with the na- 
tion, as a whole. However, there are limitations to the information 
collected which should be clearly understood before any conclusions 
are drawn from the UCR data presented in this report. 

The main goal of the UCR Program is to furnish police 
administrators with a measure of their activities and operational 
problems as indicated by the number of reported offenses, arrests, 
clearances, and the like. 

A first step in the control of crime is to ascertain the 
true dimensions of the problem. However, present statistics as ^ 
gathered by the UCR Program measure neither the real incidence of 
crime nor the full amount of economic loss to victims. Information 
regarding number of offenses and clearances is collected only for 
the seven Part I crimes. Value and type of property stolen and 
recovered data is requested only for property stolen in Part I offen- 
ses. For the Part II offenses (except non-aggravated assault), the 
only information submitted is the number of arrests for these crimes 
according to the age, sex and race of the subject. Consequently, 
there is no record of the actual number of these offenses occurring, 
nor is there a calculation made for property loss, as in cases of 
arson, vandalism, and embezzlement. 



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The Crime Index does not explicitly take into account the 
varying degrees of seriousness of its seven components. Each crime 
receives the same weight as it is added to the Index. Consequently, 
an auto theft is counted the same as a murder, and an aggravated 
assault is weighted equally with an attempted breaking or entering. 
Any review of crime must consider the volume, rate, and trend of 
each offense that comprises the Index and the relationship between 
these seven crimes. 

The Maryland and National Uniform Crime Reporting Programs 
are designed to measure offenses committed and persons arrested, and 
difficulties can arise if this distinction is not kept clearly in 
mind. Crimes relate to events, but arrests relate to persons. Un- 
like traffic violations where there is usually one event, with one 
violation and one offender, a single criminal act can involve several 
crimes, several offenders, and several victims. Relating specific 
crimes to the criminal, or specific offenses to characteristics of 
those arrested, is generally beyond the scope of the present Uniform 
Crime Reporting system. 

Juvenile crime and arrest statistics, because of their na- 
ture, are another area of misunderstanding. Many juvenile offenders 
are handled informally and, as a consequence, inaccurate or incomplete 
recording of the event or action may result. Procedures for handling 
juveniles vary between departments, more so than the handling of adult 
offenders. Furthermore, the degree of juvenile involvement in solved 
offenses is probably seriously misunderstood, because juvenile parti- 
cipation in clearances is recorded only when juveniles are exclusively 
involved. When both adults and juveniles are subjects in a clearance, 
the juvenile participation is not reported. 

The preceding comments should not be viewed as an indictment 
of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program which, admittedly, is designed 
for the operational requirements of law enforcement agencies. While 
current methods of gathering and reporting crime and arrest data pro- 
vide a less than complete picture of criminality in our society, 
there is at present no other informational system in general use 
that will more adequately perform this task. 



8 



MARYLAND UCR SYSTEM FLOW 



Victim 



Law 
Enforcement 
Agency 



UCR 
Returns 



i 




i 



Verified 



Field 
Liaison 
Unit 




National Copy 



Maryland Copy 



FBI 



Key Punch 



MD/UCR 
Report 




V : ^ 

^ I 



Hard Copy 
File 



Criminal 

Justice 

Agencies 



General 
Assembly 



Attorney 
General 



Governor 



CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES 



Uniformity 1n reporting under the Maryland System is based 
upon the proper classification of offenses by police. 

The adoption of the Federal System of Uniform Crime Report- 
ing included the utilization of the offense classifications of that 
system. Law enforcement in this state has made accurate application 
of those classifications in the reports submitted to the Maryland 
Uniform Crime Reporting System. 

OFFENSES IN UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING 

Offenses in Uniform Crime Reporting are divided into two 
groupings designated as Part I and Part II offenses. Crime Index 
offenses are included among the Part I offenses. Offense and arrest 
information is reported for the Part I offenses on a monthly basis, 
whereas only arrest information is reported for Part II offenses. 

The Part I offenses are as follows: 

1. CRIMINAL HOMICIDE -- (a) Murder and non-negligent 
manslaughter: All willful felonious homicides as 
distinguished from deaths caused by negligence. 
Excludes attempts to kill, assaults to kill, sui- 
cides, accidental deaths, or justifiable homicides. 
Justifiable homicides are limited to: (1) The 
killing of a person by a law enforcement officer 

t in line of duty; and (2) The killing of a person 
in the act of committing a felony by a private 
citizen, (b) Manslaughter by negligence: Any 
death which the police investigation established 
was primarily attributable to gross negligence of ^ 
some individual other than the victim. 

2. FORCIBLE RAPE — The carnal knowledge of a female, 
forcibly and against her will in the categories of 
rape by force, assault to rape, and attempted rape. , 
Excludes statutory offenses (no force used - victim 
under age of consent). ^ 

3. ROBBERY -- Stealing or taking anything of value from 
the care, custody, or control of a person by force or 
by violence or by putting in fear, such as strong-arm 
robbery, stickups, armed robbery, assaults to rob, 
and attempts to rob. 

4. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT -- Assault with intent to kill or 
for the purpose of inflicting severe bodily injury 
by shooting, cutting, stabbing, maiming, poisoning, 
scalding, or by the use of acids, explosives, or 
other means. Excludes simple assaults. 



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5. BURGLARY - BREAKING OR ENTERING — Burglary, house- 
breaking, safecracking, or any breaking or unlawful 
entry of a structure with the intent to commit a 
felony or a theft. Includes attempted forcible entry. 

6. LARCENY-THEFT (except motor vehicle theft) -- The un- 
lawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of 
property from the possession or constructive possession 
of another. Thefts of bicycles, automobile accessories, 
shoplifting, pocket-picking, or any stealing of property 
or article which is not taken by force and violence or 
by fraud. Excludes embezzlement, "con" games, forgery, 
worthless checks, etc. 

7. MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT — Unlawful taking or stealing or 
attempted theft of a motor vehicle. A motor vehicle 

is a self-propelled vehicle that travels on the surface 
but not on rails. Specifically excluded from this cate- 
gory are motor boats, construction equipment, airplanes, 
and farming equipment. 



The Part II Offenses are as follows: 

8. OTHER ASSAULTS -- Assaults and attempted assaults which 
do not result in serious or aggravated injury to the 
victim are included as other assaults. Examples of 
local jurisdiction offense titles which would be in- 
cluded in "other assaults" are: Simple assault, minor 
assault, assault and battery, injury by culpable negli- 
gence, resisting or obstructing an officer, intimidation, 
coercion, hazing, attempts to commit above. 

9. ARSON -- Include all arrests for violations of state 
laws and municipal ordinances relating to arson and 
attempted arson. Include: any willful or malicious 
burning or attempts to burn, with or without intent 
to defraud, a dwelling house, church, college, jail, 
meeting house, public building or any building, ship 
or other vessel, motor vehicle or aircraft; contents 
of buildings, personal property of another, goods or 
chattels, crops, trees, fences, gates, grain, vege- 
table products, lumber, woods, cranberry bogs, marshes, 
meadows, etc. 

If personal injury results from the arson, the situa- 
tion would be classified as aggravated assault. In 
the event a death results from arson, the incident 
would be classified as murder. 



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10. FORGERY AND COUNTERFEITING — In this class are placed 
all offenses dealing with the making, altering, utter- 
ing or possessing, with intent to defraud, anything 
false in the semblance of that which is true. 

Include: Altering or forging public and other records. 
Making, altering, forging, or counterfeiting bills, notes, 
drafts, tickets, checks, credit cards, etc. Forging 
wills, deeds, notes, bonds, seals, trade-marks, etc. 

Counterfeiting coins, plates, bank notes, checks, etc. 

Possessing or uttering forged or counterfeited instru- 
ments. 

Erasures. 

Signing the name of another or fictitious person with 
intent to defraud. 

Using forged labels. 

Possession, manufacture, etc., of counterfeiting appara- 
tus. 

Selling goods with altered, forged, or counterfeited 
trade-marks. 

All attempts to commit the above. 

n. FRAUD -- Fraudulent conversion and obtaining money or 
property by false pretenses. Includes bad checks, 
confidence games, etc., except forgeries and counter- 
feiting. 

12. EMBEZZLEMENT -- Misappropriation or misapplication of 
money or property entrusted to one's care, custody, or 
control . 

13. STOLEN PROPERTY; BUYING, RECEIVING, POSSESSING — In- 
clude in this class all offenses of buying, receiving, 
and possessing stolen property, as well as all attempt; 
to commit any of these offenses. 

14. VANDALISM -- Vandalism consists of the willful or mali- 
cious destruction, injury, disfigurement, or defacement 
of any public or private property, real or personal, 
without consent of the owner or person having custody or 
control, by cutting, tearing, breaking, marking, paint- 
ing, drawing, covering with filth, or any other such 
means as may be specified by local law. This offense 
covers a wide range of malicious behavior directed at 
property, such as: cutting auto tires, drawing obscene 



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pictures on public restroom walls, smashing windows, 
destroying school records, tipping over gravestones, 
defacing library books, etc. Count all arrests for 
the above, including attempts. 

15. WEAPONS; CARRYING, POSSESSING, ETC. This class 
deals with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, 
such as: 

Manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons. 

Carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly. 

Using, manufacturing, etc., silencers. 

Furnishing deadly weapons to minors. 

Aliens possessing deadly weapons. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

16. PROSTITUTION AND COMMERCIALIZED VICE — Include in 
this class the sex offenses of a commercialized 
nature, such as: 

Prostitution. 

Keeping bawdy house, disorderly house, or house of 
ill fame. 

Pandering, procuring, transporting, or detaining 
women for immoral purposes, etc. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

17. SEX OFFENSES (Except forcible rape and prostitution 
and commercialized vice.) Include offenses against 
chastity, common decency, morals, and the like, such 
as: 

Adultery and fornication. 

Buggery. 

Incest. 

Indecent exposure. 
Indecent liberties. 

Intercourse with an insane, epileptic, or veneralTy 
diseased person. 



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Seduction. 



Sodomy or crime against nature. 

Statutory rape (no force). 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

18. DRUG ABUSE LAWS -- Drug abuse law arrests are re- 
quested on the basis of the narcotics used. Make 
the following subdivisions of drug abuse law arrests: 

Include all arrests for violations of state and local 
laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful 
possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and 
making of narcotic drugs. 

a. Opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, 
heroin, codeine). 

b. Marijuana. 

c. Synthetic narcotics--manufactured narcotics which 
can cause true drug addiction (demerol , metha- 
dones). 

d. Dangerous nonnarcotic drugs (barbiturates, benze- 
drine). 

19. GAMBLING -- All charges which relate to promoting, 
permitting, or engaging in gambling are included in 
this category. To provide a more refined collection 
of gambling arrests, the following breakdown of gamb- 
ling arrests should be furnished. 

a. Bookmaking (horse and sport book). 

b. Numbers and lottery. 

c. All other. 

20. OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY AND CHILDREN — Include ^ 
here all charges of nonsupport and neglect or abuse 

of family and children, such as: 

Desertion, abandonment, or nonsupport of wife or child. 

Neglect or abuse of child. (If injury is serious, 
score as aggravated assault.) 

Nonpayment of alimony. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 



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21. DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE -- This class is limited 
to the driving or operating of any vehicle or common 
carrier while drunk or under the influence of liquor 
or narcotics. Include: 

Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. 

Operating an engine, train, streetcar, boat, etc., 
while intoxicated. 

22. LIQUOR LAWS — With the exception of "drunkenness" 
(offense #23), and "driving under the influence" 
(offense #21), liquor law violations, state or local, 
are placed in this class. Include: 

Manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possess- 
ing, etc., intoxicating liquor. 

Maintaining unlawful drinking places. 

Advertising and soliciting orders for intoxicating 
1 iquor. 

Bootlegging. 

Operating still . 

Furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person. 
Using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor. 
Drinking on train or public conveyance. 
All attempts to commit any of the above. 

23. DRUNKENNESS — Not reported in Maryland. 

24. DISORDERLY CONDUCT — In this class are placed all 
charges of committing a breach of the peace. 

Incl ude: 

Affray. 

Unlawful assembly. 
Disturbing the peace. 
Disturbing meetings. 

Disorderly conduct in state institutions, at court, 
at fairs, on trains, or public conveyances, etc. 

Disguised and masked persons; night riders. 



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Blasphemy, profanity, and obscene language. 

Desecrating flag. 

Refusing to assist an officer. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

25. VAGRANCY -- Include: 
Vagrancy. 
Begging. 

Loitering (persons 18 and over). 

26. ALL OTHER OFFENSES -- Include in this class every other 
state or local offense not included in offenses 1 to 25, 
such as: 

Admitting minors to improper places. 

Abduction and compelling to marry. 

Abortion (death resulting from abortion is a homicide, 
offense class la). 

Bigamy and polygamy. * 

Blackmail and extortion. 

Bribery. 

Combination in restraint of trade; trusts, monopolies. 

Contempt of court. *o 

Criminal anarchism. 

Criminal syndicalism. 

Discrimination; unfair competition. 

Kidnapping. 

Marriage within prohibited degrees. 

Offenses contributing to juvenile delinquency (except 
as provided for in offenses 1 to 28 inclusive), such 
as employment of children in immoral vocations or 
practices, admitting minors to improper place, etc. 



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Perjury and subornation of perjury. 

Possession, repair, manufacture, etc., of burglar's 
tools. 

Possession or sale of obscene literature, pictures, etc. 
Publ ic nuisances. 
Riot and rout. 
Trespass. 

Unlawfully bringing weapons into prisons or hospitals. 

Unlawfully bringing drugs or liquor into state prisons, 
hospitals, etc.; furnishing to convicts. 

Unlawful disinterment of the dead and violation of 
sepulture. 

Unlawful use, possession, etc., of explosives. 

Violation of state regulatory laws and municipal 
ordinances (this does not include those offenses or 
regulations which belong in the above classes). 

Violation of quarantine. 

All offenses not otherwise classified. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

27. SUSPICION -- While "suspicion" is not an offense, it 
is the ground for many arrests in those jurisdictions 
where the law permits. After examination by the police, 
the prisoner is either formally charged or released. 
Those formally charged are entered in one of the Part I 
or II offense classes. This class is limited to "sus- 
picion" arrests where persons arrested are released by 
the police. 

28. CURFEW AND LOITERING LAWS -- (JUVENILES) -- Count all 
arrests made by your department for violation of local 
curfew or loitering ordinances where such laws exist. 

29. RUN-AWAY (JUVENILES) — For the purpose of Uniform Crime 
Reporting Program, report in this category apprehensions 
for protective custody as defined by your local statute. 
Count arrests made by other jurisdictions of run-aways 
from your jurisdiction. Do not include protective cus- 
tody actions with respect to run-aways you take for 
other jurisdictions. 



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PRORLE OF MARYLAND 



Maryland is one of the thirteen original states of the 
Union as well as being one of the oldest. It was founded on March 
25, 1634, just 25 years after the first English colony, Jamestown. 
Maryland is rich in historical points of interest. Our National 
Anthem was written at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. One of the bloodi- 
est battles of the Civil War took place at Antietam near Sharpsburg, 
and the first monument to George Washington was built near Boonsboro 

Maryland is situated on the Atlantic coast extending west- 
ward into the Allegheny Plateau. It is bordered on the north by 
Pennsylvania and Delaware, to the west by West Virginia, to the 
south by Virginia and Washington, D.C., and the Atlantic Ocean to 
the east. 

The state is comprised of 23 counties and Baltimore City. 
Nationally, Maryland, although 42nd in size, ranks 17th in popula- 
tion. The most densely populated area is Baltimore City, and the 
least is Garrett County in Western Maryland. Maryland has many 
miles of rural areas and sparsely settled communities. Approxi- 
mately 84 percent of Marylanders reside in the Baltimore and Wash- 
ington areas. 

Maryland industries include mineral, timber, and seafood 
production. The port of Baltimore ranks as the 4th largest foreign 
trade port in the United States. 

Forest land represents nearly 47 percent of the total land 
area of the state. Seventeen of the twenty-three counties and Balti 
more City border on tidal water. 

The climate of Maryland ranges from an average annual 
temperature of 48° Fahrenheit in the Western Maryland area to 58° 
Fahrenheit in the lower Chesapeake Bay area. 

Maryland has many recreational and sporting activities 
with fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, along the Atlantic Ocean, and 
trout fishing in the mountains. Skiing, hunting, boating, sailing, 
and golfing are also very popular. Maryland has long been known 
for its harness and running races, with many fine tracks where ^ 
America's greatest thoroughbreds run each year. 

The facts set forth in this brief profile are presented 
in the hope that they will help the reader get a better understand- 
ing of Maryland's crime picture. 



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CRIME FACTORS 



statistics gathered under the Uniform Crime Reporting 
Program are submitted by the law enforcement agencies of Maryland 
and project a statewide view of crime. Awareness of the presence 
of certain crime factors, which may influence the resulting volume 
and type of statistics presented, is necessary if fair and equitable 
conclusions are to be drawn. These crime Influencing factors are 
present, to some degree, in every community and their presence 
affects, in varying degrees, the crime experience of that community. 
Attempts at comparison of crime figures between communities should 
not be made without first considering the individual factors present 
in each community. 

Crime, as an outgrowth of society, remains a social prob- 
lem of grave concern and the police are limited in their role to its 
suppression and detection. As stated by the President's Commission 
on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice in their 
report "The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society" (1967 - Page 92): 

"But the fact that the police deal daily with crime 
does not mean that they have unlimited power to 
prevent it, or reduce it, or deter it. The police 
did not create and cannot resolve the social condi- 
tions that stimulate crime. They did not start and 
cannot stop the convulsive social changes that are 
taking place in America. They do not enact the laws 
that they are required to enforce, nor do they dis- 
pose of the criminals they arrest. The police are 
* only one part of the criminal justice system; the 
criminal justice system is only one part of the 
government; and the government is only one part of 
society. Insofar as crime is a social phenomenon, 
crime prevention is the responsibility of every part 
of society. The criminal process is limited to case 
by case operations, one criminal or one crime at a 
time. " 

Set forth below are some of the conditions which will, by 
type and volume, affect the crime that occurs from place to place: 

Density and size of the community population and the 
metropolitan area of which It is a part. 

Composition of the population with reference particu- 
larly to age, sex and race. 

Economic status of the population. 

Relative stability of population, including commuters, 
seasonal , and other transient types. 



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Climate, including seasonal weather conditions. 

Educational, recreational, and religious characteristics. 

Standards governing appointments to the police force. 

Policies of the prosecuting officials and the courts. 

Attitude of the public toward law enforcement problems. 

The administrative and investigative efficiency of the 
local law enforcement agency, including the degree of 
adherence to crime reporting standards. 

Organization and cooperation of adjoining and overlapping 
police jurisdictions. 



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CRIME INDEX 



The tabulations presented in the tables, graphs, and charts 
in this publication indicate the volume and distribution of crime in 
Maryland on the basis of a Crime Index. The crime figures are broken 
down by agency, county, regional, and state totals. 

The total number of criminal acts that occur is unknown, 
but those that are reported to law enforcement provide the first means 
of a count. Not all crimes come readily to the attention of law 
enforcement; not all crimes are of sufficient importance to be signi- 
ficant in an index; and not all important crimes occur with enough 
regularity to be meaningful in an index. With these considerations 
in mind, the crimes below were selected as a group to furnish a 
convenient measure of the crime problem: 

1. Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter 

2. Forcible Rape 

3. Robbery 

4. Aggravated Assault 

5. Breaking or Entering 

6. Larceny-Theft 

7. Motor Vehicle Theft 

These offenses were selected because they are serious either by nature 
or frequency of occurence. ^ 

The crime counts set forth in this publication are actual 
offenses established by police investigation. When police receive 
a complaint of a crime and the follow-up investigation discloses no 
crime occurred, it is "unfounded". 

In 1977, police investigations "unfounded" 6 percent of the 
complaints concerning Index Offenses, ranging from 1 percent in the 
Aggravated Assault category to 14 percent in the Motor Vehicle Theft 
category. When compared to 1976, there were 2 percent "unfounded" in 
the Robbery and Aggravated Assault categories and 16 percent in the 
Rape category. 



CALCULATION OF RATES AND TRENDS 

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program provides data for 
police executives to measure local problems. To facilitate this 
function, it is sometimes necessary to convert the data into rates, 
percentages, or trends. Certain guidelines are presented. 

CRIME RATES 

One of the most meaningful crime statistics is the Crime 
Rate. This rate is the number of offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. 



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This rate can be calculated regardless of the number of inhabitants 
in your city or county. To compute rates, divide your city's popu- 
lation by 100,000 and divide the number of offenses in each class 
by that answer. The answer is the number of offenses in each class 
per 100,000 and is your Crime Rate for that offense. 

Example: 

a. Population for your jurisdiction 75,000 

b. Number of burglaries for your 
jurisdiction for a year 215 

Divide 75,000 by 100,000 = .75 

Divide 215 by .75 = 286.7 

Your burglary rate: 286.7 per 100,000 inhabitants 

The number of .75 can now be divided into your totals in any offense 
class to produce a Crime Rate for that offense. 

This same computation can be completed to give you arrest rates per 
100,000 inhabitants. 



CLEARANCE RATES 

The percentage of crimes cleared by arrest is obtained by 
dividing the number of offenses cleared by the number of actual 
offenses. This answer is then multiplied by 100. An example of 
this calculation is: 

a. Number of clearances in robbery 38 

b. Number of actual robberies 72 

Divide 38 by 72 = .528 

Multiply: .528 x 100 = 52.8 

Your percentage of clearance in robbery is 52.8%. 



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PERCENT OF CHANGE 

The method most commonly used to compare crime statistics 
for the current year with any prior year is the Percent of Change. 
This Percent is calculated by subtracting the prior year's data from 
the current year's data and dividing the resulting figure by the 
prior year's data. The answer is then multiplied by 100. An exampli 
of this calculation is:" 



a. 



b. 



1977 Robberies 
1976 Robberies 



12,088 
12,247 



Subtract 12,247 from 12,088 = 



-159 



Divide 



-159 by 12,247 = 



-.01 



Multiply -.01 X 



100 = 



-1% 



Your Percent of Change in Robbery is -1%. 



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MARYLAND 
OFFENSE DATA 



•ft 



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CRIME INDEX OFFENSES 



VOLUME 

A total of 235,902 Crime Index Offenses were reported to 
law enforcement agencies in Maryland during the Calendar Year 1977. 
This represents an increase of 1 percent when compared to the 1976 
data which was comprised of a total of 234,708 Crime Index Offenses. 

The Crime Index Offenses referred to here represent the 
most common problem to law enforcement. They are serious crimes by 
their nature, volume, or frequency of occurrence. Basically, they 
can be categorized as Violent Crimes, which include Murder, Forcible 
Rape, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault, or as Property Crimes, which 
include Breaking or Entering, Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Theft. 

An analysis of the total Index by month in 1977 shows that 
August had the highest frequency of occurrence and January had the 
lowest. Compared to 1976, July and August had the highest frequen- 
cies and February had the lowest. 



VIOLENT CRIME 

Violent Crimes involve the element of personal confronta- 
tion between the perpetrator and the victim. Because of their very 
nature, Violent Crimes are considered more serious than Property 
Crimes. These offenses accounted for 12 percent of the total Crime 
Index far 1977. In 1976, Violent Crimes comprised 11 percent of 
the Crime Index. 

Analyzing the Violent Crimes by month reveals July and 
August had the greatest frequencies of occurrence, while January 
had the lowest. 1976 showed August and December to have the high- 
est frequencies and February and May to have the lowest. 



PROPERTY CRIME 

The number of Property Crimes reported during 1977 was 
more than 7 times greater than the number of Violent Crimes re- 
ported. As a group. Property Crimes made up 88 percent of the 
total Crime Index in comparison to 1976, when they comprised 89 
percent. 

A monthly analysis showed August had the highest fre- 
quency of occurrence and January had the lowest. During 1976, 
August was the highest and February was the lowest. 



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RATES 



Crime Rates relate the incidence of crime to the resident 
population. Many other factors which may contribute to the volume 
and type of crime in a given jurisdiction are not incorporated here, 
but are shown in the section entitled "Crime Factors". 

In 1977, the Crime Rate for Maryland was 5,699.5 victims 
for every 100,000 population. This represents a .6 percent increase 
in Crime Rate when compared to 1976 with 5,663.8 victims per 100,000 
population. 

The 1977 Rate for the Violent Crime group was established 
at 693.8 victims per 100,000 inhabitants, a 9.5 percent increase 
compared with 1976. The Property Crime group resulted in a Rate 
of 5,005.7 per 100,000 inhabitants. This results in a .5 percent 
decrease when compared to 1976. 



CLEARANCES 

For Uniform Crime Reporting purposes, a crime is cleared 
when police have identified the offender, have evidence to charge 
him and actually take him into custody. Solutions of crimes are 
also recorded in exceptional instances where some element beyond 
police control precludes formal charges against the offender, such 
as the victim's refusal to prosecute or local prosecution is de- 
clined because the subject is being prosecuted elsewhere for a 
crime committed in another jurisdiction. The arrest of one person 
can clear several crimes or several persons may be arrested in the 
process of solving one crime. 

Maryland law enforcement agencies cleared 24 percent of 
all Index Offenses reported to them in 1977. During 1976, police 
cleared 23 percent of the Index Offenses reported. 

The Violent Crimes recorded a 49 percent clearance rate 
as compared to 1976 with a 45 percent clearance rate. The Property 
Crime group revealed a 20 percent clearance rate in 1977, the same 
as in 1976. 

Considering individually the 1977 Violent Crime solution 
rate, it was determined that police were successful in solving 83 
percent of the Murders, 58 percent of the Rapes, 29 percent of the 
Robberies, and 63 percent of the Aggravated Assaults. The Property 
Crime solution rates were 22 percent for Breaking or Entering, 19 
percent for Larceny, and 22 percent for Motor Vehicle Theft. 

The relatively high clearance rate for Violent Crimes as 
compared to non-violent Property Crimes is in part attributable to 
the volume difference between the two. Property Crime volume is 
much greater than that of Violent Crime and police investigation of 
Violent Crime is usually more intense. The element of confrontation 



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between victim and perpetrator, as well as witness identification of 
the perpetrator, also contributes to this higher rate of solution. 



JUVENILE CLEARANCES 

In 1977, the clearance involvement of those persons under 
the age of 18 represented 32 percent of all cases cleared, as compared 
to 33 percent of all solved cases in 1976. 

The juvenile clearances for the Violent Crime category 
represented 18 percent of those cases solved, in comparison to 19 per- 
cent in 1976, with 8 percent clearances in Murder cases, 10 percent 
clearances in Rape cases, 31 percent clearances in Robbery cases, and 
14 percent clearances in Aggravated Assault cases. 

The Property Crime clearances involving juveniles repre- 
sented 37 percent of those cases solved, as compared to 36 percent 
in 1976, with 38 percent in Breaking or Entering cases, 37 percent 
in Larceny cases, and 32 percent in Motor Vehicle Theft cases. 

STOLEN PROPERTY VALUE 

The total value of Property Stolen during 1977 was $79,744,424 
which resulted in a 2 percent increase over 1976. Recovered Property 
amounted to $27,260,013 which is 34 percent of the total stolen, result- 
ing in a $52,484,411 property loss to victims in the State of Maryland 
during 1977. This property loss results in a 4 percent decrease when 
compared to the property loss in 1976. 



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CRIME INDEX OFFENSES 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1976 & 1977 






JAN 


FEB 


MAR 


APR 


MAY 


JUNE 


JULY 


AUG 


SEPT 


OCT 


NOV 


DEC 


1976 


17.816 


17,S47 


19.163 


18,0(3 


19,313 


20.949 


21.555 


22,620 


19.588 


20.487 


18.S89 


19.018 


1977 


14,621 


ie.S63 


19.4S1 


19,391 


20.646 


20.S24 


21.289 


22, 7M 


20.540 


20,620 


19,992 


19,511 


I Ck. 


•18 


-6 


♦2 


♦7 


♦7 


-2 


-1 


♦1 


♦5 


♦1 




♦3 



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VIOLENT CRIME 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1976 & 1977 



2,800- 




1976 
1977 
Ch, 



JAN 
2,058 
1 .880 
-9 



FEB 
1 ,963 
2,086 
+6 



MAR 
2,005 
2.334 
♦16 



APR 
1 .984 
2.313 
♦ 17 



MAY 
1.958 
2,499 
♦28 



JUNE 
2,198 
2.322 
♦6 



JULY 
2,410 
2,681 
♦ 11 



AUG 
2,442 
2.663 
♦9 



SEPT OCT 

2,184 2,380 

2,611 2,496 

♦20 ♦S 



NOV DEC 

2 ,235 2,431 

2.337 2,434 

♦5 «3 



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PROPERTY CRIME 



VOLUME BY MONTH 
1976 & 1977 




11,000 



JAN FEB MAR APR MAr JUNE 

1976 15,758 15,534 17,158 16,079 17,355 18,751 

1977 12,741 14,477 17,117 17,078 18,147 18,202 
Ch. -19 -7 -.2 ■ +6 +5 -3 



JULY AUG 

19,145 20,178 

18,608 20,091 

-3 -.4 



SEPT OCT NOV DEC 

17,404 18,107 16,354 16,587 

17,929 18,124 17,655 17,017 

+3 +.1 +8 +3 



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CLEARANCE RATES 



OFFENSES 



NUMBER RATE PERCENT 

YEAR OF NUMBER OF CHANGE 

OFFENSES CLEARED CLEARANCE OF RATE 



MURDER 



1976 
1977 



352 
333 



317 
278 



90 
83 



-8 



FORCIBLE RAPE 



1976 
1977 



1,327 
1 ,439 



803 
837 



61 
58 



-5 



ROBBERY 



1976 
1977 



12,247 
12,088 



3,737 
3,489 



31 
29 



-6 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 



1976 
1977 



12,322 
14,856 



7,013 
9,343 



57 
63 



+11 



1976 56,351 12,893 

BREAKING OR ENTERING 1977 57,938 12,541 



23 
22 



-4 



LARCENY-THEFT 



1976 
1977 



134,337 
131,516 



25,379 
25,573 



19 
19 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 



1976 
1977 



17,772 
17,732 



3,528 
3,866 



20 
22 



+10 



VIOLENT CRIME 



1976 
1977 



26,248 
28,716 



11 ,870 
13,947 



45 
49 



+9 



PROPERTY CRIME 



1976 

1977 



208,460 
207,186 



41 ,800 
41,980 



20 
20 



TOTAL 



1976 
1977 



234,708 
235,902 



53,670 
55,927 



23 
24 



+4 



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STOLEN PROPERTY 

ANALYSES OF VALUE STOLEN AND RECOVERED 



TYPE OF PROPERTY 



VALUE OF 
PROPERTY 
STOLEN 



VALUE OF 
PROPERTY 
RECOVERED 



PERCENT OF 

VALUE 
RECOVERED 



Currency, Notes, Etc, 



Jewelry and Precious 
Metals 



Clothing and Furs 



Locally Stolen Motor 
Vehicles 



Office Equipment 



Televisions, Radios, 
Cameras, Etc. 



Firearms 
Household Goods 
Consumable Goods 
Livestock 
Mi seel laneous 



$ 6,822,795 
7,439,708 

2,557,066 
30,230,216 

913,524 
9,954,262 

1,134,617 
1,773,543 
738,102 
68,133 
18,112,458 



$ 528,357 
522,303 

432,757 
21 ,238,727 

107,888 
703,193 

253,417 
173,721 
122,739 
14,683 
3,162,228 



7.7% 
7.0% 

16.9% 
70.3% 

11.8% 
7.1% 

22.3% 
9.8% 
16.6% 
21 .6% 
17.5% 



TOTAL 



79,744,424 



27,260,013 



34.2% 



36 



VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN 

PERCENT OF VOLUME RECOVERED 




37 



MURDER 




MURDER 



Murder is defined as the willful (nonnegl igent ) killing of 
one human being by another. As a general rule, any death due to a 
fight, argument, quarrel, assault, or commission of a crime is counted 
as a Murder. This offense is scored on the basis of police investiga- 
tion without regard to the findings of a court or jury or the decision 
of a prosecutor. Assaults to Murder and Attempted Murders are counted 
as Aggravated Assaults. Suicide, accidental deaths and justifiable 
homicides are also excluded. 



VOLUME 

In 1977, a total of 333 Murders were reported to law enforce- 
ment agencies in Maryland. This compares to 352 Murders in 1976 and 
results in a decrease of 5 percent. Murder comprises 1 percent of the 
total Violent Crime category and .1 percent of the total Crime Index. 

A monthly analysis of Murder indicates that July and December 
had the highest frequencies and April had the lowest frequency. In 
1976, January and July had the highest frequencies and September had 
the lowest frequency. 

RATE 

In 1977, there were 8.0 victims of Murder for every 100,000 
residents in Maryland. During 1976, we reported a Murder Rate of 8.5 
victims per 100,000 population resulting in a 6 percent decrease. 



NATURE 

Murder victims in 1977 were male in 73 percent of all cases 
while female victims comprised 27 percent of the total. In comparison, 
79 percent were male and 21 percent female in 1976. 

62.5 percent of all Murder victims were black, while 36.9 
percent were white and .6 percent were of other races. This compares 
to 65.9 percent black, 33.2 percent white, and .9 percent of other 
races, in 1976. 

The largest number of Murders (59) occurred in the 25-29 age 
group, which comprised 17.7 percent of the total. 

In 1977, firearms predominated as the weapon most often used 
in the commission of Murder in Maryland, representing 58.6 percent of 
the total. This compares to 58.2 percent of the total during 1976. 
42.9 percent of the total were committed with handguns, while 23.4 



40 



percent were committed with a knife or cutting instrument, 12.3 per 
cent with other dangerous weapons, and 5.7 percent were committed 
with personal weapons, such as hands, fists, feet, etc. In 1976, 
the percentage breakdown remained the same for handguns, while 24.4 
percent were committed with a knife or cutting instrument, 12.8 per 
cent with other dangerous weapons, and 4.6 percent with personal 
weapons. 

In 1977, a day of the week analysis showed that Friday 
had the highest frequency of occurrences, comprising 17.1 percent 
of the total number of Murders, and Monday and Tuesday had the 
lowest, representing 11.7 percent each. In 1976, Friday and Satur- 
day had the highest frequencies with 19.0 percent and 19.3 percent 
respectively of the total, and Wednesday had the lowest frequency 
with 9.4 percent of the total. 



CLEARANCES 

In 1977, 83 percent of all Murders were cleared with 
8 percent of the total solved involving juvenile arrests. This 
compares to 1976 with a 90 percent clearance rate and 8 percent of 
the total cleared involving juveniles. 



PERSONS ARRESTED 

A total of 363 persons were arrested in Maryland for 
Murder during 1977. This represents a 16.6 percent decrease when 
compared to 1976, with a total of 435 persons arrested for Murder. 

Of this total, 88 percent were males and 12 percent 
females. 70 percent of the total were black while 30 percent were 
white. 88 percent were adults and 12 percent were juveniles. 

The age group with the highest frequency of arrests 
was the 25-29 group with 60 arrests or 17 percent of the total. 



41 



MURDER 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1976 & 1977 




15 



10 





JAN 


FEB 


MAR 


APR 


MAY 


JUNE 


JULY 


AUG 


SEPT 


OCT 


NOV 


DEC 


1976 


38 


33 


36 


24 


25 


32 


39 


25 


18 


26 


31 


25 


1977 


22 


27 


25 


18 


36 


20 


38 


29 


20 


31 


28 


39 


- Ch. 


-42 


-18 


-31 


-25 


+44 


-38 


-3 


+16 


+ 11 


+ 19 


-10 


+56 



42 



MURDER VICTIMS 



ANALYSES 


BY AGE, 


SEX, 


AND 


RACE 


1977 


Age 


• Percent 
Number Distri 


OL-/\ 






RACE 




bution 


Male 


Female 


White 


Negro 


TnH- Phi- 
Ill u ui 1 1 — 

ian nese 


NB 


1 


.3% 




1 




1 




D D 

DD 


1 


.3% 




1 


1 






I -4 


7 


2.1% 


4 


3 


3 


/I 

4 




b-y 


5 


1.5% 


1 


4 


5 






1 0-14 


8 


2.4% 


6 


2 


3 


5 




1 5-1 9 


25 


7.5% 


20 


5 


6 


19 




20-24 


53 


15.9% 


39 


14 


1 3 


A f\ 

40 




25-29 


59 


17.7% 


38 


21 


21 


38 




30-34 


42 


12.6% 


30 


12 


1 2 


30 




35-3y 


32 


9.6% 


24 


8 


1 3 


18 




40-44 


1 4 


A O 0/ 


11 


3 


3 


11 




45-49 


1 7 
1 / 


D . 1 /o 


16 


1 


7 


9 


1 


50-54 


18 


5.4% 


14 


4 


7 


n 




55-59 


13 


3.9% 


10 


3 


6 


7 




60-64 


14 


4.2% 


12 


2 


9 


5 




65-69 


12 


3.6% 


9 


3 


6 


6 




70-74 


4 


1.2% 


3 


1 


2 


2 




75 & Over 


8 


2.4% 


6 


2 


6 


2 




TOTAL 


333 


100.0% 


243 


90 


123 


208 


1 1 



*Percent distribution may not add to 100% due to rounding. 



43 



MURDER 

DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF WEAPON 

1976 & 1977 




44 



MURDER 

DISTRIBUTDN BY DAY OF WEEK 
1976 & 1977 



Sunday 



II Monday 



Tuesday 



Wednesday 



Thursday 



Friday 



II 



Saturday 




45 



53 



50 



39 



38 



39 



33 



41 



51 



50 





45 



i 



J- 



RAPE 




RAPE 



Rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and 
against her will. In Uniform Crime Reporting, Rape is divided into 
two categories: (1) Rape by Force; (2) Attempt to commit Forcible 
Rape. Statutory Rape or the carnal knowledge of a female with no 
force used and where the victim is under the legal age of consent, 
as well as other sex offenses, are not included in this category. 



VOLUME 

During 1977, 1,439 Forcible Rapes were reported to Mary- 
land law enforcement agencies. This compares to 1,327 Rapes during 
1976 and results in an 8 percent increase. 

Rape accounted for 5 percent of the Violent Crimes and 
.6 percent of the total Crime Index. 

The month of July showed the highest frequency of Rapes 
while January showed the lowest. In 1976, July had the highest 
frequency and February the lowest. 



RATE 

A Crime Rate, in its proper perspective, is a victim risk 
rate since it equates the number of crimes per unit of population. 
In 1977, 69.5 out of every 100,000 females in Maryland were reported 
Rape victims, as compared to 1976 when 64.1 per 100,000 female popu- 
lation were reported victims. This results in an 8.4 percent increase 
in the Rate of Forcible Rape. 



NATURE 

During 1977, 78 percent of all Rapes were actual Rapes by 
Force while 22 percent were attempts or assaults to commit Forcible 
Rape. In 1976, 76 percent of the total were Forcible Rapes while 
24 percent were attempts or assaults to commit Forcible Rape. 13 
percent of the Rapes reported in 1977 were determined by police 
investigation to be unfounded as compared to 16 percent in 1976. 

CLEARANCES 

In Calendar Year 1977, 58 percent of the total number of 
Rapes were cleared by arrest with 10 percent of the total solved 
involving juvenile arrests. In 1976, 61 percent of the total Rapes 
were cleared and 10 percent of the total cleared involved juveniles. 



48 



PERSONS ARRESTED 



In 1977, there were 923 persons arrested for Rape in Mary- 
land. In comparison to 1976, with 849, there was an 8.7 percent 
increase in the number of arrests. 

82 percent of the total number were 18 years of age or 
older, while the remaining 18 percent were juveniles. 62.4 percent 
of the total were black, 37.4 percent white, and .2 percent were of 
other races. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 25-29 age 
group with 163 arrests or 18 percent of the total. 



ft 



49 



RAPE 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1976 & 1977 




50 



RAPE 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY NATURE 




RAPE ARRESTS 



PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY AGE GROUPS 



1976 



4.2% 



55.5% 



40% 



40.3% 




ROBBERY 




ROBBERY 



Robbery is defined as the taking, or attempting to take, 
of anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person 
or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting 
the victim in fear. The element of personal confrontation is always 
present in this crime. Under the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, 
all attempts to commit Robbery are included. Robberies are reported 
in four general categories -- firearms; knife or cutting instrument; 
other dangerous weapons; and hands, fists, feet, etc. As a general 
rule. Robbery differs from Larceny in that it is aggravated by the 
element of force or threat of force. 

Robbery, as a Crime of Violence, has a serious impact on 
the victim. In many instances serious injury results. Oftentime, 
with or without physical injury, the victim suffers mental anguish. 
Such damage is immeasurable. 



VOLUME 

During 1977, there were 12,088 actual Robbery offenses 
reported to Maryland law enforcement agencies. In 1976, there were 
12,247 Robberies, which results in a decrease of 1 percent. 

Robbery accounted for 42 percent of the Violent Crime 
category and 5.1 percent of the total Crime Index. ^ 

A monthly comparison reveals that December had the highest 
frequency of Robberies, while June had the lowest frequency. In 
1976, January and December had the highest frequencies and May had 
the lowest. 



RATE 

The 1977 Robbery Rate was 292.1 per 100,000 inhabitants. 
This compares to a rate of 295.5 per 100,000 population in 1976, 
and results in a 1.2 percent decrease in the Robbery Rate. 



NATURE 

During 1977, 60.8 percent of the Robberies were committed 
in the street, while only 1.0 percent were Bank Robberies. This 
compares to 1976 when 59.9 percent were committed in the street, 
and .9 percent were Bank Robberies. 

Bank Robberies accounted for the highest average value 
loss, $3,295 in 1977. The average value loss for total Robberies 
was $278. 



54 



Armed perpetrators were responsible for 51.6 percent of the 

Robbery offenses while 48.4 percent were muggings or strong-armed 

Robberies. This compares to 1976 when 54 percent involved Armed 
Robberies and 46 percent were strong-arm. 

An analysis of Armed Robbery by type of weapon indicates 
that the use of firearms was predominate, accounting for 69.5 percent 
of all Armed Robberies'. Knives or cutting instruments made up 16.1 
percent while other dangerous weapons accounted for 14.4 percent of 
all Armed Robberies. In 1976, 71 percent of the total Armed Robberies 
were committed with firearms, 16 percent with knives or cutting in- 
struments, and 13 percent with other dangerous weapons. 

CLEARANCES 

In 1977, 29 percent of the total number of Robberies were 
cleared by arrest with 31 percent of the total solved involving a 
juvenile arrest. In 1976, 31 percent of the Robberies were cleared 
and 30 percent of those involved juveniles. 

29 percent of the Armed Robberies were cleared with 18 per- 
cent of the total solved involving a juvenile arrest. 29 percent of 
the Strong-arm Robberies recorded a clearance, while 45 percent of 
the total involved juveniles. 

PERSONS ARRESTED ^ 

5,050 persons were arrested for Robbery in Maryland during 
1977. In comparison with 1976, and a total of 5,113 persons arrested, 
there was a 1.2 percent decrease in Robbery arrests. 

56 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Robbery were adults while the remaining 44 percent were juveniles. 

79 percent of the total persons arrested were black and 21 
percent were white. 95 percent were males and 5 percent females. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 16 and 17 
year old age groups which comprised 12 percent each of the total 
persons arrested for Robbery. 



55 



ROBBERY 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1976 & 1977 




56 



ROBBERY 



VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN 1977 



CLASSIFICATION 


NUMBER 
OF 

OFFENSES 


PERCENT 
OF 

DISTRIB. 


TOTAL 

VMLUuO 

(DOLLARS) 


AVERAGE 

\/ A 1 1 ICC 

vALUtb 

(DOLLARS) 


Highway 


7,350 


60.8 


$1 ,158,347 


$ 158 


Commercial House 


1,311 


10.8 


635,155 


484 


Service Station 


514 


4.3 


114,003 


222 


Chain Store 


448 


3.7 


206,359 


461 


Residence 


1 ,129 


9.3 


535,940 


475 


Bank 

•* 


118 


1.0 


388,824 


3,295 


Miscellaneous 


1 ,218 


10.1 


324,306 


266 


TOTAL 


12,088 


100.0 


$3,362,934 


$ 278 



57 



ROBBERY 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF WEAPON 



1976 




AGGRAVATED 
ASSAULT 




AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 



Aggravated Assault, as defined under the Maryland Uniform 
Crime Reporting Program, is. an unlawful attack by one person upon 
another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily 
injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of 
a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. 
Attempts are included since it is not necessary that any injury 
result when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which would re- 
sult in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully 
completed. Also included in this category are all attempted Murders. 

Any assault in which hands, fists and feet are used and 
no serious injury to the victim results is classified as a simple 
assault which falls into the Part II category, and is not included 
as a Crime Index Offense. 



VOLUME 

During 1977, a total of 14,856 Aggravated Assaults were 
reported to Maryland law enforcement agencies. In comparison, 
there were 12,322 Aggravated Assaults in 1976 resulting in a 21 
percent increase.* 

Aggravated Assault made up 52 percent of the Violent 
Crime category and 6.3 percent of the total Crime Index. < 

The month of July had the highest frequency of Aggravated 
Assaults occurring while January had the lowest. During 1976, July 
and August showed the highest frequencies and January showed the 
lowest. 

RATE 



For each 100,000 persons in Maryland during 1977, there 
were 358.9 victims of Aggravated Assault. During 1976, there were 
297.3 Aggravated Assault victims per 100,000 population. A com- 
parison of the two years results in a 20.7 percent increase.* 



NATURE 

In 1977, 21.2 percent of the Aggravated Assaults were 
committed with the use of a firearm. A knife or cutting instrument 



*It should be noted that these increases are due, in part, to a 
change in the reporting procedures by Baltimore County PD and are 
not indicative of a true increase in the volume of Aggravated 
Assaults. 



60 



was used in 27.5 percent of Assaults, and 33.7 percent were com- 
mitted with other dangerous weapons. The remaining 17.6 percent 
were committed with personal weapons such as hands, fists, feet, 
etc. These figures compare to 1976, when 23 percent of Aggravated 
Assaults were committed with a firearm, 27 percent with a knife 
or cutting instrument, 31 percent with other dangerous weapons, 
and 19 percent with personal weapons. 



CLEARANCES 

63 percent of the total number of Aggravated Assaults 
were cleared by arrest with 14 percent of the total clearances 
involving juveniles. As compared to 1976, 57 percent of the 
total were cleared and of those cleared, 15 percent involved ju- 
veniles. 



PERSONS ARRESTED 

There were 5,519 arrests for Aggravated Assault in 
Maryland during 1977. This results in a 6.4 percent increase 
when compared to 1976 with 5,187 persons arrested. 

78 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Aggravated Assault were adults, while 22 percent were juveniles. 
49 percent of the total were black, 50 percent white, and 1 per- 
cent of other races. 85 percent of the total were males, while 
15 percent were females. 

The age group with the greatest concentration of arrests 
was the 25-29 age group with 816 arrests or 15 percent of the total. 



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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 

VOLUME BY MONfTH 
1976 & 1977 




62 



AGGRAVATED 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY 



ASSAULT 

TYPE OF WEAPON 



1976 




BREAKING OR 
ENTERING 




BREAKING OR ENTERING 



Breaking or Entering is defined as the unl.iwful entry of .1 
structure to commit a felony or a theft . 

Data collection for this offense is further categorized Sr. 
to forcible entries, unlawful entries where no force is used, and 
attempted forcible entries. 

As with other Property Crimes, the motive of personal ga'- 
coupled with the element of opportunity, results in the commission 
of this offense by both the amateur and the professional perpetrator. 
Only the absence of confrontation and use of force sooarate this crime 
from Robbery of the Violent Crime group. 

The volume of this offense presents the police with a serious 
enforcement problem, made more difficult in many areas, by the late 
sufficient personnel to act as a deterrent and to provide success-'jl 
solutions to these crimes. 



VOLUME 

In 1977, a total of 57,938 Breaking or Enterings were re- 
ported to Maryland law enforcement agencies. In comparison, there 
were 56,351 Breaking or Enterings in 1976, resulting in a 5 percent 
increase. 

Breaking or Enterings made up 28 percent of the • roperty 
Crime category and 24.6 percent of the total Crime Index. 

A monthly analysis reveals that November had the highest 
frequency of occurrence while January had the lowest frequency. In 
1976, October showed the highest frequency and April showed, the lowest. 



RATE 

The Breaking or Fntering Rate was 1,399.8 per 100,000 in- 
hab,.cints of Maryland dur'.ng 1977. In 1976, there were 1,359.8 
Breaking or Entering victims per 100,000 poDulat-'on. In comparison, 
this results in a 2.9 percent increase in the Breaking or Entering 
Rate. 



NATURE 

In 1977, 76.4 percent of the Breaking or Enterings involved 
forcible entry, 13.4 percent were unlawful entries (without force). 



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and 10.2 percent were recorded as attempted forcible entries. In 
comparison, 78 percent were forcible entry, 13 percent were unlaw- 
ful entries, and 9 percent were attempted forcible entries during 
1976. 

63.0 percent of all Breaking or Enterings were committed 
in a residence, while 37.0 percent were committed in a nonresidence 
structure. During 1976, 63.2 percent were committed in a residence, 
while 36.8 percent were committed in a nonresidence structure. 

The average dollar value loss for Breaking or Entering was 
$424. This compares to 1976 with $421, and results in a .7 percent 
increase. 



CLEARANCES 

In 1977, law enforcement agencies in Maryland were success- 
ful in clearing 22 percent of the total Breaking or Entering Offenses 
of which 38 percent involved juveniles. During 1976, police cleared 
23 percent of the total Breaking or Enterings with 38 percent of that 
number involving juveniles. 



PERSONS ARRESTED 

In 1977, there were 13,060 persons arrested in Maryland for 
Breaking or Entering. When compared to 1976 with 13,040 arrests, 
there is a .2 percent increase in Breaking or Entering arrests. 

41 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Breaking or Entering were adults, while 59 percent were juveniles. 
55 percent of the total were white and 45 percent were black. 94 
percent of the total were males, while the remaining 6 percent were 
females. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 13-14 and 
the 16 year old age groups with 14 percent each of the total number 
of persons arrested for Breaking or Entering. 



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BREAKING OR ENTERING 

VOLUME BY MOHTH 
1976 & 1977 




68 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 

VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN 1977 



CLASSIFICATION 


NUMBER 
OF 

OFFENSES 


PERCENT 
OF 

DISTRIB. 


TOTAL 
VAI IIFS 

V r\ i_ u L. O 

(DOLLARS) 


AVERAGE 
(DOLLARS) 


RESIDENCE TOTAL 


36,492 


63.0% 


$16,319,402 


$447 


Night 


11,196 


19.3% 


4,299,973 


384 


Day 


13,401 


23.1% 


5,417,850 


404 


Unknown 


11 ,895 


20.5% 


6,601,579 


555 


NONRESIDENCE TOTAL 


21,446 


37.0% 


8,2^,066 


384 


Night 


7,694 


13.3% 


2,759,077 


359 


Day 


4,361 


7.5% 


1 ,479,365 


339 


Unknown 


9,391 


16.2% 


3,987,624 


425 


GRAND TOTAL 


57,938 


*100.0% 


$24,545,468 


$424 



*Percentages do not add to 100 due to rounding. 



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BREAKING OR ENTERING 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY NATURE 



1976 



78.0% 



9.0% 



13.0% 




76.4% 



10.2% 



13.4% 



1977 




J Forcible 
No Force 
Attempt 



BREAKING OR EISTTERING 




LARCENY 




LARCENY 



Larceny-Theft is defined as the unlawful taking, carrying, 
leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive 
possession of another. It includes such crimes as pocket-picking, shop- 
lifting, purse snatching, thefts from autos, thefts of auto parts and 
accessories, bicycle theft, etc. In the UCR Program, this category 
does not include embezzlement, fraud, forgery, and worthless checks. 
Motor Vehicle Theft, being a special problem, is a separate Crime Index 
Offense and is not reported in the Larceny-Theft category. 

Larceny Offenses cleared by police arrest are dramatically 
affected by the nature of the crime. As with other Property Crimes, 
opportunity and stealth, working in favor of the perpetrator and 
against police detection, reduce solutions for this offense. 

As with other Offenses against Property, Larceny is primarily 
a crime of opportunity. Types of Larcenies will differ in volume 
depending upon the opportunity for theft offered in a given area. 

The average dollar loss in this category was $175 as com- 
pared to 1976, with an average loss of $183, and results in a 4.4 
percent decrease. A very small portion of goods stolen are recovered 
and returned to victims, due to a low clearance rate and the lack of 
specific identification characteristics on such property. In addition, 
many offenses in this category, particulary where the value of goods 
stolen is small, never come to police attention. 



VOLUME 

In 1977, there were 131,516 Offenses of Larceny-Theft re- 
ported as compared to 1976 with 134,337 Offenses and a 2 percent 
decrease. Larceny-Theft makes up 55.8 percent of the Crime Index 
total and 63 percent of the Property Crime total . 

August shows the highest frequency of Larceny Offenses in 
a monthly analysis, while January shows the lowest. This compares 
with 1976, when August showed the highest frequency and January and 
December showed the lowest. 



RATE 

The Larceny Crime Rate was 3,177.5 per 100,000 inhabitants 
of Maryland during 1977. In 1976, there were 3,241.7 Larcenies per 
100,000 population, resulting in a 2.0 percent decrease in the Larceny 
Rate. 



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NATURE 

Larcenies of Auto Parts and Accessories recorded the high- 
est percentage with 26.6 percent of the total Larcenies reported in 
this category. Pocket-Picking had the lowest frequency with 1.0 per- 
cent of the total. In .1976, Larcenies of Auto Parts and Accessories 
had the highest frequency with 30.2 percent of the total while Pocket- 
Picking, Larceny from Coin-Operated Machines, and Purse Snatching had 
the lowest frequencies with 1.1 percent, 1.2 percent, and 1.3 percent 
respectively. 

CLEARANCES 

In 1977, law enforcement agencies cleared 19 percent of the 
total Larceny-Theft Offenses, of which 37 percent of the total clear- 
ances involved juveniles. This demonstrates the involvement of the 
young age group in the Larceny-Theft category. In 1976, police 
cleared 19 percent of the total Larceny Offenses with 36 percent 
of that number involving a juvenile arrest. 

PERSONS ARRESTED 

There were 26,907 persons arrested for Larceny in Maryland 
during 1977. In comparison to 1976, with 26,964 Larcer.y arrests, 
there was a .2 percent decrease in the number of persons arrested. 

49 percent of the total persons arrested for Larceny were 
under 18 years of age. However, when individuals under the age of 
21 were considered, the percentage rose to 65 percent of the total. 

Females comprised 28 percent of all arrests for Larceny, 
and had a greater involvement in this offense than in any of the 
other Crime Index Offenses. 

55.6 percent of all persons arrested for Larceny were black, 
43.9 percent were white, and .5 percent were of other races. 

The greatest concentration of arrests for Larceny was in 
the 13-14 age group, with 12 percent of the total Larceny arrests. 



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LARCENY 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1976 & 1977 




1976 
1977 
% Ch. 



JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE 

9,877 10.046 11,009 10,688 11,684 12,637 

7,681 8,847 10,882 10,925 11,591 12.117 

-22 -12 -1 *2 -1 -4 



JULY AUG 

12,749 13,396 

12,023 13.060 

-6 -3 



SEPT OCT NOV DEC 

11,212 11.067 9,993 9.979 

11.559 11,452 10,866 10,513 

■f3 +3 +9 +5 



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LARCENY 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 

1977 



CLASSIFICATION 


NUMBER 
OF 

OFFENSES 


PERCENT 
OF 

DISTRIB. 


TOTAL 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


AVERAGE 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


Pocket-Picking 


1,252 


1.0% 


$ 115,144 


$ 92 


Purse-Snatching 


1 ,881 


1.4% 


186,978 


99 


Shop! if ting 


15,733 


11.9% 


851 ,780 


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From Autos 


17,965 


13.7% 


3,930,157 


219 


Auto Parts & Access. 


35,013 


26.6% 


4,442,227 


127 


Bicycles 


12,269 


9.3% 


1 ,161 ,945 


95 


From Buildings 


21,020 


16.0% 


5,008,924 


238 


Coin Operated Machines 


1,934 


1.5% 


113,603 


59 


All Others 


24,449 


18.6% 


7,210,418 


295 


TOTAL 


131 ,516 


100.0% 


$23,021 ,176 


$175 



77 



LARCENY 

DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 
1976 & 1977 



Pocket- 
Picking 



Purse- 
Snatching 



Shopl ifting 



From Autos 



>uto Parts & 
accessories 



Bicycles 



From 

Buildings 



Coin 

Operated 
Machines 



All Others 



1,447 or 1.1% 

1,252 or 1.0% 

1 ,724 or 1.3% 

1,881 or 1.4% 



CZII 1976 
1977 



^15, 



974 or 11. n 
733 or 11. 9X 



18,686 or 13.9% 
17,965 or 13.7% 




11 ,695 or 8.7% 
12,269 or 9.3% 



20,111 or 15.0% 
21,020 or 16.0% 



1,566 or 1.2% 
1,934 or 1.5% 



40,595 or 3C: 



m 



35,01 •)] 



^^^^^^^^^^^ 



23,539 or 17.5% 
24,449 or 18.6% 



78 



MOTOR VEHICLE 

THEFT 



MOTOR VEHICLE THER 



Motor Vehicle Theft is defined as the theft or attempted 
theft of a motor vehicle. This definition excludes taking a motor 
vehicle for temporary use, such as a family situation or unauthorized 
use by others having lawful access to the vehicle, such as chauffeurs, 
etc. 

The crime of Motor Vehicle Theft has been labeled primarily 
as a crime of opportunity. The youthful offender finds the motor ve- 
hicle easily accessible for transportation for any purpose. The re- 
maining thefts are mainly for the purpose of resale, theft of parts, 
and for use in committing other crimes. 



VOLUME 

In 1977, there were 17,732 Motor Vehicle Thefts reported to 
law enforcement agencies in the State of Maryland. This is a .2 per- 
cent decrease when compared to the 17,772 Motor Vehicle Thefts re- 
ported in 1976. Motor Vehicle Theft makes up 9 percent of the Property 
Offense category and 7.5 percent of the Index Offenses. 

A monthly analysis for 1977, indicates that more motor ve- 
hicles were stolen during August than other months, and January showed 
the fewest being stolen. During 1976, October had the greatest fre- 
quency of Motor Vehicle Thefts and April and November showed the 
fewest number being stolen. 



RATE 

The Motor Vehicle Theft Rate of 428.4 per 100,000 inhabi- 
tants is .1 percent lower than the rate of 428.9 per 100,000 inhabi- 
tants for 1976. 



NATURE 

Automobiles accounted for 79.2 percent of the total number 
of vehicles stolen. Trucks and buses made up 7.4 percent and other 
motor vehicles comprised 13.4 percent of the total. 

70.3 percent of the stolen value was recovered. This is 
a 6.0 percent increase when compared to the 66.3 percent of the 
stolen value recovered in 1976. 



80 



CLEARANCES 



In 1977, law enforcement agencies cleared 22 percent of 
the Motor Vehicle Thefts, when compared to the 20 percent cleared 
in 1976. 

32 percent of the total clearances for Motor Vehicle Theft 
involved juveniles during 1977, In 1976, the same percentage of 
clearances involving juveniles occurred. 



PERSONS ARRESTED 

3,934 persons were arrested in Maryland for Motor Vehicle 
Theft during 1977. This results in a 5.6 percent increase when 
compared to the 3,726 arrests in 1976. 

Of the total persons arrested for Motor Vehicle Theft, 42 
percent were adults and 58 percent juveniles. 53.3 percent of the 
total were white, while 46.4 percent were black, and .3 percent of 
other races. 93 percent of the total persons arrested for Motor 
Vehicle Theft were males and 7 percent were females. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 16 year 
old age group which represents 17 percent of the total persons 
arrested for Motor Vehicle Theft. 



81 



MOTOR VEHICLE THER 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1976 & 1977 




1976 
'1977 
Ch. 



jAN 
1,531 
1 .184 

-23 



FEB MAR 

1 . 387 1 .153 

1.363 1.405 

-2 -3 



APR 
1 .343 
1 .581 
+ 18 



MAY 
1 .396 
1 .636 
♦17 



JUNE 
1 .444 
1 ,375 
-5 



JULY 
1 ,507 
1 ,483 
-2 



AUG 
1 ,677 
1 ,756 
'•5 



SEPT 
1 ,447 
1 ,531 
♦6 



OCT 
1 ,761 
1 ,601 
-9 



NOV DEC 

1,356 1,470 

1,456 1,361 

+ 7 -7 



82 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF VEHICLE 




MOTOR VEHICLE THER 

PERCENT OF VALUE RECOVERED 



1976 




84 



INDEX OFFENSE DATA 



The tables contained within this section were designed to 
facilitate quick reference of statistical crime information relative 
to the different reporting areas of the State of Maryland. 

The tables are broken down by Regions. Within each Region 
information is listed in County name sequence and is further detailed 
to show the activity experienced by individual police agencies. The 
general identifying descriptions which indicate the reporting areas 
are listed and defined as follows: 

Region Total - This line indicates the total activity of 

all the Counties within the indicated Region 



County Total - This line indicates the total activity of 
all reporting Agencies within the indicated 
County. 

Sheriff - This line indicates the total activity 

reported by Sheriff's Offices. This is to 
include activity which may have occurred 
within the corporate limits of towns in 
that County. 



County Pol ice 
Departments ■ 



This line indicates the total activity 
reported by County Police Departments. 
This is to include activity which may 
have occurred within the corporate limits 
of towns in that County. 



State Police - This line indicates the total activity 

reported by all State Police installations 
within the indicated reporting area. 
This is to include activity which may 
have occurred within the corporate limits 
of towns in that County. 



Municipal 
Pol ice 
Departments 



This line indicates the total activity 
reported by the individually specified 
police department to include only those 
crimes which were handled by that depart- 
ment. 



85 



INDEX OFFENSE DATA (Cont'd) 

The five Regions used in the Maryland Uniform Crime Report- 
ing Program consist of the following: 

Region I - Eastern- Shore 

Carol ine County 
Cecil County 
Dorchester County 
Kent County 
Queen Anne's County 
Somerset County 
Talbot County 
Wicomico County 
Worcester County 

Region II - Southern Maryland 

Calvert County 
Charles County 
St. Mary's County 

Region III - Western Maryland 

Allegany County 
Carroll County 
Frederick County 
Garrett County 
Washington County 

Region IV - Washington Metropolitan Region 

Montgomery County 
Prince George's County 

Region V - Baltimore Metropolitan Region 

Baltimore City 
Anne Arundel County 
Baltimore County 
Harford County 
Howard County 

The tabulations in this section indicate the volume of Crime 
in Maryland. The measure used is a Crime Index consisting of seven 
offenses which are counted as they become known to the law enforcement 
agencies. Crime classifications used in the Index are: Murder and 
Nonnegligent Manslaughter, Forcible Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, 
Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft, and Motor Vehicle Theft. 



86 



INDEX OFFENSE DATA (Cont'd) 



Each heading contained in this report is defined below; 

Population: Estimated population of the State, 

Regions, and Counties. This informa- 
tion, representative of 1977, was 
provided by the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation. 



Total Offenses: 



Total Cleared; 



Percent Cleared 



This is the sum total of the seven 
Index Offenses. 

The sum total of the seven Index 
Offenses cleared. 

The percentage of Index Offenses 
cleared by arrest or exceptional 
means. The mathematical formula 
may be expressed as follows: 



Percent Cleared = Total Index Offenses Cleared 

Total Actual Index Offenses Reported x 



100 



Crime Rate: This rate is the number of Index 

Offenses per 100,000 popuHtion. 
To compute a crime rate, you must 
divide the population by 100,000 
and divide the number of offenses 
by that answer. 

Example: Population for Region I = 276,470 

Number of Index Offenses for Region I 
in 1977 = 11,708 



276,470 _ p 
100,000 ' 



1 ^ »708 = 4 004 4 
2.765 ^'^"^^-^ 

Crime Rate for Region I = 4,234.4 



Crime Rates for the individual agencies are not calculated in 
the following table because of overlapping jurisdiction in many cities 
of municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies. This table con- 
tains the offenses reported by the individual agencies with crime rates 
for the county and region totals. 



87 



VJ^RVLAHD U C K CRIME I'iDEX REPORT 







Q. O 
o — 
a. 4-» 

. , _, 


£ oi 
o ac 


Of 

— c 

o ^ 
1— o 


1 

Total 
Cleared 


, Percent 
1 Cleared 


Murder 


j Rape 


w 
0; 

£» 
O 
CC 


Aggravated 
Assault 

1 


Breaking or 
Entering 


Larceny 
1 Theft 






REGION I 


1976 


277. ISl 


4,409.0 


12,213 


c,927 


24 


23 


86 


186 


947 


3.745 


6,761 


465 




1 977 


276 470 


4 , 2 34 . 4 


1 1 ,708 


2 , 938 






66 


141 


818 


3,440 


6,725 


494 






_ 2 


-4 


-4. 1 


- 


+4 . 2 


+4 . 3 


-23.3 


-24.2 


-13.6 


-8.1 


-.5 


+6 . 2 


CAROLINE COUNTY 


1976 


21 ,840 


2.313.6 


509 


137 


27 


3 


7 


10 


31 


186 


264 


8 




1 977 


22,600 


2,128. 3 


481 




30 




6 


7 


32 


1 64 


250 


1 9 




% ChdiQC 


+3.5 


-8. 


-5.5 










-14.3 


-30. 


+ 3.2 


-11.8 


-5. 3 


+1 37 5 




Denton PD 


1976 






111 


46 


41 








3 


11 


20 


77 







1977 






1 04 


50 


48 








3 


8 


1 9 


73 


■\ 




" ChdnQG 






-6. 3 


+8 7 


+ 17 1 









-27 . 3 


-5 . 


-5.2 




Federal sburg PD 


1976 






71 


n 


15 





2 





4 


13 


50 


2 




1977 






65 


] \ 


] 7 


Q 


Q 







1 9 


38 


2 




* Chdn96 






-8.5 


g 


+ 13 3 










+46.2 


-24 . 


Q 


Goldsboro PD 


1976 





































1977 









Q 




Q 


Q 





Q 












% Change 


























Greensboro PD 


1976 






14 


5 


36 








I 





11 


2 







1977 






18 


1 J 










1 




D 


9 







% Change 






+28. 6 


+1 60 . 


+1 00. 






Q 




-45. 5 


+350. 




Preston PO 


1976 






1 






















1 


■ 






1977 






g 


4 


50 














5 


3 







% Change 






+700. 
















+200. 




Ridgely PD 


1976 






14 


7 


50 











1 


7 


6 







1 977 






2 




1 00 


Q 


Q 


Q 


■\ 


Q 


] 


Q 




% Change 






-85. 7 




+ 1 00 . 








Q 




-83 . 3 




Carol ine County SO 


1976 






23 


3 


13 











I 


10 


11 


1 




1 977 






52 


9 


17 





3 


2 


2 


19 


26 







% Change 






+1 26. 1 


+200.0 


+ 30.8 








+100.0 


+90.0 


+136.4 




State Pol ice 


1976 






275 


65 


24 


3 


5 


6 


14 


125 


117 


5 




1977 






232 


55 


24 


3 


3 


1 


1 3 


96 


1 00 


16 




% Change 






-15.6 


-1 5. 4 








-40.0 


-83.3 


-7.1 


-23.2 


-14.5 


+220.0 


CECIL COUNTY 


1976 


56,320 


4,316.1 


2,417 


404 


17 


3 


16 


32 


155 


762 


1,291 


158 




1977 


54 901 


3 1 929 . 


2 , 1 57 


470 


22 


4 


1 4 


22 


1 57 


706 


1,116 


1 38 




% Change 


-2 5 


-9 


-10 8 


+1 6. 3 


+29.4 


+ 33. 3 


-12.5 


-31 3 


+1 . 3 


-7.3 


-13.6 


-12 7 


•Cecil ton PD 


1976 
1 977 






7 





- 














3 


4 





Charlestown PD 


1976 






25 


6 


24 











2 


9 


13 


1 




1 977 






1 7 


4 


24 








Q 


3 


7 


7 


Q 










-32 . 


-33.3 











+50.0 


-22.2 


-46. 2 




Chesapeake City PD 


1976 






1 





- 














1 










1 977 






2 


2 


100 








Q 





2 





Q 










+1 00. 


* 


" 


" 


" 






+100.0 






Elkton PD 


1976 






498 


83 


17 





1 


6 


15 


83 


347 


46 




1 977 






493 


144 


29 








2 


37 


71 


349 


34 




% ChdnQe 






-1 . 


+73.5 


+ 70.6 






-66. 7 


+146.7 


-14.5 


+ .6 


-26. 1 


North East PD 


1976 






74 


23 


31 











15 


12 


42 


5 




1977 






74 


19 


26 





1 





10 


13 


47 


3 




% Change 









-17.4 


-16.1 








-33.3 


+8.3 


+11.9 


-40.0 


Port Deposit PO 


1976 






24 



















7 


16 


1 




1977 






30 


9 


30 











3 


6 


19 


2 




% Change 






+25.0 














-14.3 


+18.8 


+100.0 



•Department not in operation during 1977 



88 











MARYLAND U C 


k CRIME 


INDEX 


REPORT 








u 










Popula- 
tion 


I Crime 
1 Rate 


; Total 
' Offenses 


Total 
j Cleared 


; Percent 
'. Cleared 


t. 

T3 
1 


a. 

s 


b. 
ID 

£> 

1 


1 Aggravated 
1 Assault 

i 


Breaking o 
Entering 


at «-• 

!; i! 


r 

X 


RUinq Sun PO 


1976 






43 


12 


2H 





(1 








n 


:/ 


i 




1977 






51 


27 


5.) 


(1 


1 





2 


10 


\.' 


II 




X Change 






^►18.6 


.*12.5 P 












-23. 1 


'IH.S 


' 101). U 


Cecil County SO 


1976 








363 


56 


15 


1 


2 


4 


41 


115 


186 


12 




1977 






309 


40 


13 





5 


4 


11 


99 


183 


7 




% Change 






-14.9 


-28.6 


-13.3 




+150.0 





-74.4 


-13.9 


-1.6 


-41.7 


State Pol ice 


1976 






1,382 


224 


16 


2 


13 


22 


80 


519 


656 


90 




1977 






1 ,181 


225 


19 


4 


7 


16 


91 


498 


479 


86 




% Change 






-14.5 


+ .4 


+ 18.8 


liQOJL 


-46.2 


-27.3 


+13.8 


-4.0 


-27.0 


-4.4 


DORCHESTER COUNTY 


1976 


29,939 


4.440.0 


1 ,332 


519 


39 


4 


3 


27 


215 


301 


757 


25 




1977 


29,991 


4,076.7 


1 ,223 


496 


41 


1 


6 


8 


163 


280 


738 


27 




% Change 


t.2 


-8.2 


-8.2 


-4.4 


+5.1 


-75.0 


+100.0 


-70.4 


-24.2 


-7.0 


-2.5 


+8.0 


Cambridge PO 


1976 






921 


324 


35 


2 





19 


146 


185 


554 


15 




1977 






785 


281 


36 


1 


2 


7 


108 


180 


466 


21 




% Change 






-14.8 


-13.3 


+2.9 


-50.0 




-63.2 


-26.0 


-2.7 


-15.9 


+40.0 


Hurlock PO 


1976 






27 


10 


37 














9 


17 


1 




1977 






42 


10 


24 











1 


5 


36 







i Change 






+55.6 













- 


-44.4 


+111.8 


. 


Dorchester County SO 


1976 






271 


149 


55 


1 


1 


3 


51 


71 


143 


1 




1977 






304 


172 


57 





3 


1 


38 


68 


192 


2 




% Change 






+12.2 


+ 15.4 


+3.6 




+200.0 


-66.7 


-25.5 


-4.2 


+34.3 


♦ 100.0 


State Pol ice 


1976 






113 


36 


32 


1 


2 


5 


18 


36 


43 


8 




1977 






92 


33 


36 





1 





16 


27 


44 


4 




% Change 






-18.6 


-8.3 


+12.5 




-50.0 




-11.1 


-25.0 


+2.3 


-50.0 


KENT COUNTY ^ 


1976 


16,785 


3,058.8 


520 


187 


36 





9 


4 


90 


142 


254 


21.. 




1977 


16,200 


2,401.2 


389 


103 


26 





1 


4 


17 


120 


221 


26 




% Change 


-3.5 


-21.5 


-25.2 


-44.9 


-27.8 




-88.9 





-81.1 


-15.5 


-13.0 


♦23.8 


Chestertown PO 


^976 






146 


27 


18 





4 


1 





42 


94 


5 




1977 






123 


19 


15 








2 


3 


33 


75 


10 




% Change 






-15.8 


-29.6 


-16.7 






+100.0 





-21.4 


-20.2 


+100.0 


Rock Hall PO 


1976 






17 


1 


6 














5 


12 







1977 






9 


1 


11 














3 


6 







% Change 






-47.1 





+83.3 








- 


-40.0 


-50.0 




Kent County SO 


1976 






247 


142 


57 





3 


1 


81 


49 




6 




1977 






195 


67 


34 








1 


13 


71 


105 


5 




% Chdnge 






-21.1 


-52.8 


-40.4 









-84.0 


+44.9 


-V q 


-16.7 


State Police 


1976 






110 


17 


15 





2 


2 


9 


46 


41 


10 




1977 






62 


16 


26 





1 


1 


1 


13 


35 


11 




% Change 






-43.6 


-5.9 


+73.3 




-50.0 


-50.0 


-88.9 


-71 .7 


-14.6 


♦ 10.0 


QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


1976 


20,223 


3,690.0 


738 


190 


26 


1 


10 


14 


55 


302 


335 


21 




1977 


20,200 


3,024.8 


611 


143 


23 





5 


9 


53 


224 


294 


26 




% ChdnQ6 


-.1 


-18.0 


-17.2 


-24.7 


-11.5 




-50.0 


-35. 7 


-3.6 


-25.8 


-12.2 


♦23.8 


Centreville PD 


1976 






69 


29 


42 








1 


5 


37 


26 







1977 






74 


14 


19 








1 


3 


37 


30 


3 




: Change 






+7.2 


-51.7 


-54.8 









-40.0 





+ 15.4 


. 


Queen Anne's County SO 


1976 






42 


42 


100 





3 


1 


20 


7 


11 







1977 






39 


38 


97 











23 


7 


9 







Change 






-7.1 


-9.5 


-3.0 








+ 15.0 





-18.2 




State Pol ice 


1976 






627 


119 


19 


1 


7 


12 


30 


258 


298 


21 




1977 






498 


91 


18 





5 


8 


27 


180 


255 


23 




I Change 






-20.6 


-23.5 


-5.3 




-28.6 


-33.3 


-10.0 


-30.2 


-14.4 


♦9.5 



on 











MARYLAND U 


C R CRIME 


INDEX 


REPORT 








t- 














a) 




*-> T) 






>, 




c c 




left 










•a 01 


r— U 


<U \- 


<u 




a> 




^ L. 










3 C 
Q- O 






4-* <U 


U Of 


u 


a. 
















O "- 


(_} a. 




o ■ — 

V- o 


<u .— 

Q. <_) 


3 




o 
ac 




i- c 
CO UJ 


V .c 
_) h~ 




. 

SOMERSLT COUNTY 




1976 


19,717 


3,385.0 


677 


249 


37 


1 


6 


5 


'j1 


311 


235 


18 




1977 


19,624 


2.668.4 


523 


187 


36 


4 


5 


5 


45 


202 


251 


11 




X Change 


-.5 


-21.2 


-22.7 


-24.9 


-2.7 


+300.0 


-16.7 





_ - 11^8 


-35.0 


-11.9 


__:38^9 


, 

Crisfield PD 


1976 






183 


63 


34 








2 


7 


74 


99 


1 




1977 






126 


32 


25 











6 


38 


80 


2 




% Change 







-31.1 


_ -4_9,_2 


j^6_. 5 


' 







-14.3 




_-19.2 


^ + 100,0 


Princess rtnne PD 


1976 






78 


1 2 


1 5 














38 


35 


5 




1977 






72 


13 


18 








1 


7 


20 


43 


1 




7, Change 






-1.1 


+8.3 


+20.0 


- 


- 


- 


- 


-47.4 


+22.9 


-80.0 


University of Maryland 


1976 






33 


12 


36 











4 


19 


10 





Eastern Shore PD 






























1977 






24 


5 


21 











3 


1 


20 







X Change 






-27.3 


-58.3 


-41 .7 




- 


- 


-25.0 


-94.7 


+100.0 


- 


Somerset County 50 


1976 






16 


16 


100 








1 


8 


2 


2 


3 




1977 






22 


22 


100 











9 


1 


9 


3 




% Change 






+37.5 


+37.5 





- 


- 


- 


+ 12.5 


-50.0 


+350.0 





State Pol ice 


1976 






367 


146 


40 


1 


6 


2 


32 


178 


139 


9 




1977 






279 


115 


41 


4 


5 


4 


20 


142 


99 


5 




% Change 






-24.0 


-21.2 


+2.5 


+300.0 


-16.7 


+100.0 


-37.5 


-20.2 


-28.8 


-44.4 


TALBOT COUNTY 


1976 


25,784 


3.711 .5 


965 


217 


22 


1 


6 


23 


52 


265 


598 


20 




1977 


25,970 


3.723.1 


968 


303 


31 


1 


9 


21 


85 


214 


604 


34 




% Change 


+ .7 


+ .3 


+ .3 


+39.6 


+40.9 





+50.0 


-8.7 


+63.5 


-19.2 


+1 .0 


+70.0 


Easton PD 


1976 






467 


90 


19 


1 


4 


12 





118 


326 


6 




1977 






427 


83 


19 





5 


9 


6 


70 


327 


10 




% Change 






-8.6 


-7.8 





- 


+25.0 


-25.0 


- 


-40.7 


+ .3 


+66.7 


Oxford PD 


1976 






21 


8 


38 








1 


2 


7 


11 






1977 






14 


4 


29 











2 


2 


10 







1, Change 






-33.3 


-50.0 


-23.7 


- 


- 


" 


g_ 


-71.4 


-9.1 


- 


- 

St. Michael's PD 


1976 




- 


46 


11 


24 





1 





4 


11 


30 







1977 






115 


34 


30 








5 


12 


21 


74 


3 




X Change 






+150.0 


+209.1 


+25.0 


- 


- 


- 


+200.0 


+90.9 


+146.7 


- 




Trappe PD 


1976 






72 


31 


43 











6 


25 


41 







1977 






37 


18 


49 











6 


17 


14 







X Change 






-48.6 


-41.9 


+14.0 


- 


- 


- 





-32.0 


-65.9 


- 


Talbot County SO 


1976 






25 


24 


96 








2 


16 


4 


3 







1977 






96 


77 


80 





2 


4 


33 


19 


34 


4 




% Change 






+284.0 


+220.8 


-16.7 


- 


- 


+100.0 


+106.3 


+375.0 


+1,033.3 


- 


State Police 


1976 






334 


53 


16 





1 


8 


24 


100 


187 


14 




1977 






279 


87 


31 


1 


2 


3 


26 


85 


145 


17 




% Change 






-16.5 


+64.2 


+93.8 


- 


+100.0 


-62.5 


+8.3 


-15.0 


-22.5 


+21.4 


WICOMICO COUNTY 


1976 


59,758 


4,475.0 


2.685 


591 


22 


7 


12 


56 


143 


809 


1 ,554 


104 




1977 


60,281 


4.804.3 


2,897 


540 


19 


10 


12 


39 


102 


111 


1 ,828 


129 




% Change 


+ .9 


+7.4 


+7.9 


-8.6 


-13.6 


+42.9 





-30.4 


-28.7 


-4.0 


+ 17.6 


+24.0 


Del mar PO 


1976 






44 


4 


9 








1 


2 


14 


27 







1977 






33 


14 


42 











1 


11 


19 


2 




% Change 






-25.0 


+250.0 +366.7 


- 


- 


- 


-50.0 


-21 .4 


-29.6 


- 


Fruitland PD 


1976 






28 


9 


32 


1 





2 


1 


12 


12 







1977 






50 


8 


16 





1 


2 


2 


9 


33 


3 




% Change 






+78.6 


-11.1 


-50.0 









+100.0 


-25.0 


+175.0 




Salisbury PD 


1976 






1 ,173 


223 


19 





7 


31 


9 


288 


777 


61 




1977 






1 ,425 


227 


16 


4 


5 


21 


10 


266 


1 ,037 


82 




1. Change 






+21.5 


+1.8 


-15.8 




-28.6 


-32.3 


+11.1 


-7.6 


+33.5 


+34.4 



90 











MARVLANO U C 


R CRIME 


INDEX 


REPORT 






















a) 


•o 












o 










•o 


Criae 

Rate 

1 




Of 


£ t 






k. 


> — 




£ « 


1 






3 C 
o. o 

£Z 


*^ **~ 
o ^ 
}~ o 


3 s 

o — 


I. 9/ 

£Z 


f 




ae 


ii 

a 


|5 








Salisbury State College 1976 
PO 

1977 






76 

1 9 i 


13 
35 


17 
1 a 




Q 




1 





2 

J 


19 


54 


1 
1 




X Change 






iiil.9 


. 'J 69 2 


'>. 










»92.5. 


VIW.4 


, n 


Wiromico County SO 


1976 







148 


148 


100 








1 


69 


1 


77 







1977 






76 


77 


101 











711 





48 







X Change 






-48.6 


-48.0 


+1.0 








-59.4 




-37.7 




State Pol ice 


1976 






1,216 


194 


16 


6 


5 


21 


60 


475 


607 


42 




1977 






1 , 1 20 


1 79 


16 


6 


5 


16 


56 


462 


532 


41 




X Change 






-7.9 


-7.7 











-23.8 


-3.3 


-2.7 


-12.4 


-2.4 


WORCESTER COUNTY 


1976 


26,795 


8,777.8 


2,370 


433 


18 


3 


17 


15 


155 


667 


1 ,423 


90 




1977 


26,703 


9,209.7 


2,459 


552 


22 


1 


8 


26 


1 64 


753 


1 ,423 


84 




X Change 


-.3 


♦4.9 


+3.8 


+27.5 


+22.2 


-66.7 


-52.9 


+73.3 


+5.8 


+ 12.9 





-6.7 


Berlin PO 


1976 






52 


18 


35 











8 


16 


28 







1977 






35 


20 


57 








1 


4 


6 


22 


2 




% Change 






-32.7 


+11.1 


+62.9 








-50.0 


-62.5 


-21.4 




Ocean City PO 


1976 






1,711 


284 


17 





9 


8 


100 


479 


1,046 


69 




1977 






1 ,668 


327 


20 


1 


4 


1 5 


95 


490 


1 lOl 


63 




X Change 






-2.5 


♦15.1 


♦17.6 




-55.6 


+87.5 


-5.0 


+2.3 


-3.4 


-23.2 


Ocean Pines PO 


1976 






60 



















17 


43 







1977 






89 


18 


20 











5 


27 


57 







X Change 






+48.3 














♦58.8 


♦ 32.6 




Pcconciie City PD 


1976 






104 


41 


39 











9 


20 


71 


4 




1977 






1 07 


50 


47 











5 


28 


73 


1 




X Change 






♦2.9 


+22.0 


♦20.5 








-44.4 


♦40.0 


♦2.8 


-75.0 


Snow Hill PO 


1976 






29 


5 


17 





1 


u 


1 


10 


15 


2 




1977 






65 


9 


14 





1 





4 


20 


40 







X Change 






+124.1 


+80.0 


-17.6 









+300.0 


+100.0 


+166.7 




Worcester County SO 


1976 






94 


8 


9 





3 





17 


25 


49 







1977 






1 30 


41 


32 








4 


21 


38 


63 


4 




X Change 






+38.3 


+412.5 


♦255.6 








♦23.5 


+52.0 


+28.6 




State Police 


1976 






320 


77 


24 


3 


4 


7 


20 


100 


171 


15 




1977 






365 


87 


24 





3 


6 


30 


144 


158 


24 




X Change 






+ 14.1 


+13.0 







-25.0 


-14.3 


+50.0 


+44.0 


-7.6 


♦60.0 


REGION II 


1976 


136,704 


3,408.8 


4,670 


957 


20 


12 


32 


53 


240 


1,435 


2.686 


207 




1 977 


145,800 


3.353.9 


4,890 


1 ,109 


23 


11 


29 


52 


259 


1 ,482 


2,805 


252 




X Change 


♦6.7 


-1.6 


+4.7 


+15.9 


+15.0 


-8.3 


-9.4 


-10.3 


+7.9 


+3.3 


+4.4 


♦21.7 


CALVERT COUNTY 


1976 


26,491 


2,869.2 


746 


204 


27 


2 


6 


6 


34 


260 


416 


22 




1977 


27,500 


2,865.5 


788 


239 


30 


3 


8 


5 


52 


279 


418 


23 




X Change 


+3.8 


-.1 


+5.6 


+ 17.2 


+11.1 


+50.0 


+33.3 


-16.7 


♦52.9 


+7.3 


+ .5 


+4.5 


Chesapeake Beach PD 


1976 






55 


8 


15 











1 


11 


42 


1 




1977 






45 


8 


18 











4 


1 1 


28 


2 




X Change 






-18.2 





+20.0 








+300.0 





-33.3 


♦100.0 


North Beach PO 


1976 






89 


18 


20 








2 


6 


33 


43 


5 




1977 






79 


12 


15 











12 


34 


31 


2 




X Change 






-11.2 


-33.3 


-25.0 








+100.0 


+3.0 


-27.9 


-60.0 


Calvert County SO 


1976 






29 


19 


66 














19 


9 


1 




1977 






43 


5 


12 











Q 


14 


28 


1 




X Change 






+48.3 


-73.7 


-81.8 










-26.3 


♦21 1 . 1 





State Police 


1976 






573 


159 


28 


2 


6 


4 


27 


197 


322 


15 




1977 






621 


214 


34 


3 


8 


5 


36 


220 


331 


18 




X Change 






+8.4 


+34.6 


+21.4 


♦50.0 


+33.3 


+25.0 


♦33.3 


♦11.7 


♦2.8 


♦20.0 



91 



MARYLAND U C R CPIME INDtX REPORT 







Popula- 
tion 


lii 


; Total 
; Offenses 


Total 
Cleared 


Percent ] 
Cleared | 


I 


t 

ac 


>1 
u 

1 

o 
er 


Aggravated 
Assault 


Breaking or' 
Entering 


1 

Larceny | 
Theft 1 


»VV Theft 1 


WIAHII'. CnUNTV 




VI . 


3.790.0 


2.274 


I'M 


?? 


7 


16 


V 


1 16 


610 


1 .393 


luo 




117? 


(i4 , 'nm 


). 41111.4 


2.264 


S/'> 


V, 


1 


11 


II 


1 III 


61 1 


1 ,330 


I6U 




Chnnge 


>H.b 


-D.U 


- . 4 


H(..(i 


M 1.0 


-m, 7 


-31. 1 


(. 1 


M.7 


« . 'i 


•4.5 


^00.0 


[.» PUla PD 


1976 






U 


4 


31 








(1 


1 


3 


9 


II 




1977 






10 




20 


(J 





IJ 


2 


i 


5 


IJ 




J_ Change 






.._.-_23._l 


-50. U 


-35.5 








HdO.O 


,. P 


-44.4 




Charles County SO 


1976 






1.655 


377 


23 


5 


12 


21 


68 


464 


1 .020 


65 




1977 






1 ,633 


448 


27 


1 


10 


24 


78 


454 


964 


1 02 




{ Change 






-1.3 


+ 18.8 


+ 17.4 


-80.0 


-16.7 


+ 14.3 


+ 14.7 


-2.2 


-5.5 


+56.9 


State Police 


1976 






606 


112 


18 


2 


4 


11 


47 


143 


364 


35 




1 977 






621 


125 


20 









38 


1 56 


361 


jO 




% Change 






+2.5 


+11,6 


+11.1 




-75.0 


-36.4 


-19.1 


+9.1 


-.8 


+65.7 


ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


1976 


50,455 


3,300.0 


1,660 


260 


16 


3 


10 


20 


90 


565 


877 


85 




1 977 


53 400 


3,441 .9 


1 838 


295 


1 6 


7 


1 


1 6 


89 


590 


1 057 


69 




% Change 


+5.8 


+4.3 


+ 11.4 


+13.5 





+133.3 





-20.0 


-1.1 


+4.4 


+20.5 


-18.8 


*Leonardtovim PD 


1976 




























1 977 






16 


4 


25 





Q 


Q 


1 


10 


5 







% Change 


























•St. Mary's College PO 


1976 




























1977 






41 


2 


5 





1 








12 


26 


2 




I Change 


























St. Mary's County SO 


1976 






1 .097 


156 


14 


3 


4 


15 


44 


372 


630 


29 




1977 






1 .238 


1 70 


14 


3 


5 




45 


381 


768 


3) 




X Change 






+ 12.9 


_ +9.0 








*25.0_. 


..-f'6-.7 _ 


»2.3 


♦2.4 


+21.9 




State Police 


1976 






653 


104 


19 





6 


5 


46 


193 


247 


56 




1 977 






643 


1 1 9 


22 






] ] 


43 


187 


258 


36 




% Change 






-1.8 


+14.4 


+ 15.8 




-33.3 


+120.0 


-6.5 


-3.1 


+4.5 


-35.7 


REGION III 


1976 


395,552 


2,996.0 


1 1 ,864 


2,345 


20 


14 


30 


165 


615 


3,263 


7,402 


375 




1 977 




2 818 3 


1 1 372 




21 


1 I 


50 


21 6 


649 


3 208 


6 762 


476 




% Change 


+2.0 


-5.9 


-4.1 


+2.6 


+5.0 


-21.4 


+66.7 


+ 30.9 


+5.5 


-1.7 


-8.6 


+26.9 


ALLEGANY COUNTY 


1976 


83,923 


2,529.8 


2,125 


520 


24 


2 


2 


24 


59 


581 


1 ,384 


73 




1977 


82 1 02 


2 693 1 


2,211 


502 


23 


3 




32 


85 


592 


1 390 


1 02 




X Change 


-2.2 


+6.5 


+4.0 


-3.5 


-4.2 


+50,0 


+250.0 


+33.3 


+44.1 


+1.9 


+ .4 


+39.7 


Cumberland PD 


1976. 






1 ,113 


313 


28 








14 


7 


247 


819 


26 




1 977 






1,117 


251 


22 


2 


2 




1 1 


213 


846 


26 




X Change 






+ .4 


-19.8 


-21 .4 






+21.4 


+57.1 


-13.8 


+3.3 





Frostburg PD 


1976 






91 


12 


13 














15 


68 


8 




1 977 






93 


12 


13 








1 





27 


59 


g 




X Change 






+2.2 
















+80.0 


-13.2 


-25.0 


Frostburg State 
College PO 


1976 
1977 






92 
97 


24 
22 


26 
23 






1 

1 






7 

7 


31 
47 


51 
39 


2 
3 




X Change 






+5.4 


-8.3 


-11.5 












+51.6 


-23.5 


+50.0 


Lonaconing PD 


1976 






6 


1 


17 











1 


5 










1 g77 






g 


3 


38 











1 


2 


2 


3 




X Change 






+33.3 


+200.0 +123.5 











-60.0 






Hesternport PD 


1976 






13 


6 


46 








1 





7 


3 


2 




1977 






47 


15 


32 










6 


28 


4 


8 




X Change 






+261.5 


+150.0 


-30.4 










+300.0 


+33.3 


+300.0 


Allegany County SO 


1976 






59 


20 


34 





1 


1 


10 


24 


22 


1 




1977 






98 


33 


34 





1 


1 


16 


27 


48 


5 




X Change 






+66.1 


+ 65.0 













+60.0 


+12.5 


+118.2 


+400.0 



*1976 statistics not available 



92 











MARYLAND U 


C R CRIML 


INDEX 


REPORT 


























*^ o 










? ? 




*> 














s? 








» — 












1.1 


H 

iiS 


O V 

"5 




t; z 
sz 


i 


a 


1 






ll 


» _ 


AHagany Cuunty Statt'i 1976 
Attorney'* Offlr.tt 

1977 






5 
8 


4 
6 


(10 
75 


II 




IJ 
II 


u 



3 
6 


1 
1 


1 

2 






- 


X Change 






♦60.0 


•50.0 




S- 


- _ 


- - 


♦66. 1_ 


P 




■ . 


State Po) Ice 


1976 






746 


140 


19 


2 





8 


31 


251 


420 


34 




1977 






743 


160 


22 


1 


2 


13 


39 


247 


390 


51 




% Change 






-.4 


+ 14.3 


+ 15.8 


-50.0 


- 


+62.5 


+25.8 


-1.6 


-7.1 


♦50.0 


CARROLL COUNTY 


1976 


82,407 


2,350.0 


1.927 


425 


22 


1 


12 


26 


127 


562 


1,116 


83 




1977 


86,000 


2,118.6 


1.822 


362 


20 


1 


9 


21 


115 


535 


1,055 


86 




% Change 


♦4.4 


-9.8 


-5.4 


-14.8 


-9.1 





-25.0 


-19.2 


-9.4 


-4.8 


-5.5 


♦ 3.6 


Hampstead PO 


1976 






2 


1 


50 














2 










1977 






17 


3 


18 





n 


1 


1 


4 


11 







% Change 






♦750.0 


+200.0 


-64.0 


- 


- 


- 


- 


+100.0 


- 


- 


Manchester PD 


1976 






6 


2 


33 








2 


1 





3 







1977 






13 


1 


8 














4 


9 







% Change 






♦116.7 


-50.0 


-75.8 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


+200.0 


- 


New Windsor PD 


1976 






4 


1 


25 














3 





1 




1977 






8 


4 


50 











1 


4 


3 







% Change 






+100.0 


+300.0 


+100.0 


- 


- 


- 


- 


+ 33.3 


- 


- 


SykesvlUe PD 


1976 






66 


16 


24 


1 





1 


6 


30 


27 


1 




1977 






54 


23 


43 








1 


3 


23 


24 


3 




% Change 






-18.2 


+43.8 


+79.2 


- 


- 





-50.0 


-23.3 


-11.1 


+200.0 


Taneytown PD 


19f8 






46 


22 


48 











10 


8 


27 


1 




1977 






49 


10 


20 











4 


14 


31 







% Change 






♦6.5 


-54.5 


-58.3 


- 


- 


- 


-60.0 


+75.0 


+ 14.8 


- 


Union Bridge PO 


1976 






12 


5 


42 








2 


1 


5 


4 







1977 






16 


4 


25 





1 





2 





13 







% Change 






♦ 33.3 


-20.0 


-40.5 


- 




- 


+100.0 


- 


+225.0 






























'—lr 


Westminster PO 


1976 






283 


63 


22 





3 


5 


1 


58 


201 


15 




1977 






270 


56 


21 








3 





42 


214 


11 




I Change 






-4.6 


-11.1 


-4.5 


- 


- 


-40.0 


- 


-27.6 


+6.5 


-26.7 


•Carroll County SO 


1976 




























1977 






1 


1 


100 











1 













t Change 


























State Police 


1976 






1,508 


315 


21 





9 


16 


108 


456 


854 


65 




1977 






1.394 


260 


19 


1 


8 


16 


103 


444 


750 


72 




i Change 






-7.6 


-17.5 


-9.5 


- 


-11.1 





-4.6 


-2.6 


^12. 2 


♦10.8 


FREDERICK COUNTY 


1976 


97,068 


3,629.9 


3.521 


752 


21 


8 


8 


40 


196 


846 


2,306 


117 




1977 


99,538 


3,322.6 


3,306 


743 


22 


4 


18 


75 


204 


867 


1 .9=' 


143 




% Change 


+2.5 


-8.5 


-6.1 


-1.2 


♦4.8 


-50.0 


+125.0 


+87.5 


♦4.1 


♦2.5 


-13.5 


♦22.2 


Brunswick PD 


1976 






136 


26 


19 








1 


12 


30 


89 


4 




1977 






154 


14 


9 








1 


10 


43 


98 


2 




% Change 






♦ 13.2 


-46.2 


-52.6 


- 


- 





-16.7 


♦43.3 


+ 10.1 


-50.0 


Burkittsville PD 


1976 






8 


7 


88 











3 


3 


2 







1977 






8 


3 


38 














6 


2 







% Change 









-57.1 


-56.8 










♦100.0 







Eiimitsburg PD 


1976 






20 


5 


25 





1 





I 


4 


13 


1 




1977 






20 


2 


10 











4 


5 


10 


1 




i Change 









-60.0 


-60.0 








♦30O.0 


♦25.0 


-23.1 





Frederick PO 


1976 






2.013 


494 


25 


3 


2 


31 


72 


341 


1,499 


6S 



1977 1 .842 497 27 1 6 58 105 367 1,228 77 

X Change -8J +.6 +8.0 -66.7 +200.0 +87.1 +45.8 +7.6 -18.1 +18.5 

•1976 Statistics not available 



93 











MARYLAND U 


C R CRIME 


INDEX 


REPORT 






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*j -o 










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<u 
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Thunnont PD 


1976 






15 


7 


47 











3 


2 


10 







1977 






14 


9 


64 








1 


3 


2 


8 







% Change 






::6_.7_ 


m,i^ 






- 


- 


.0 


Cl_ 




. 


Frederick County SO 


1976 






11 


1 


9 








1 





4 


6 







1977 






31 


7 


23 











2 


5 


24 







% Change 






♦181 .8 


♦600.0 


♦155.6 


- 


- 


- 


- 


+25.0 


♦300.0 


. 


State Pol ice 


1976 






1,318 


212 


16 


5 


5 


7 


105 


462 


687 


47 




1977 






1 ,237 


211 


17 


3 


12 


15 


80 


439 


625 


63 




% Change 






-6.1 


-.5 


+6.3 


-40.0 


+140.0 


+114.3 


-23.8 


-5.0 


-9.0 


+34.0 


GARRETT COUNTY 


1976 


23,660 


2,054,2 


493 


93 


20 





1 


2 


30 


165 


282 


1 3 




1977 


24,810 


1 ,919.4 


476 


112 


24 


1 


4 


1 


24 


189 


234 


23 




» Change 


♦4.9 


-6.6 


-3.4 


♦ 14.3 


♦20.0 


- 


+300.0 


-50.0 


-20.0 


+ 14.5 


-17.0 


+76.9 


Oakland PD 


1976 






77 


20 


26 











6 


18 


53 







1977 






63 


20 


32 








1 


5 


14 


35 


8 




% Change 






-18.2 





+23.1 


- 


- 


- 


-16.7 


-22.2 


-34.0 


- 


Garrett County SO 


1976 






223 


42 


19 





1 


2 


9 


88 


122 


1 




1977 






190 


40 


21 


1 


2 





1 


76 


107 


3 




% Change 






-14.8 


-4.8 


♦10.5 


- 


♦100.0 


. 


-88.9 


-13.6 


-12.3 


+200.0 


State Police 


1976 






193 


36 


19 











15 


59 


107 


12 




1977 






223 


52 


23 





2 





18 


99 


92 


12 




% Change 






+15.5 


+44.4 


+21.1 


- 


- 


- 


♦20.0 


+67.8 


-14.0 





WASHINGTON COUNTY 


1976 


106,494 


3,516.7 


3,798 


551 


15 


3 


7 


73 


203 


1 ,109 


2,314 


89 




1977 


111 ,000 


3,204.5 


3,557 


688 


19 


2 


12 


87 


221 


1,025 


2,088 


122 




% Change 


♦2.3 


-8.9 


-6.3 


+24.9 


♦26.7 


-33.3 


♦ 71 .4 


+19.2 


+8.9 


-7.6 


-9.8 


+37.1 


Boons bo ro PD 


1976 






16 


8 


50 











2 


5 


9 







1977 






14 


9 


64 











2 


6 


6 







% Change 






-12.5 


+12.5 


♦28.0 


. 


. 


- 





+20.0 


-33.3 


- 


Hagerstown PD 


1976 






2 ,089 


340 


16 





1 


55 


112 


557 


1 ,318 


46 




1977 






1,908 


390 


20 


2 


3 


66 


144 


520 


1,120 


53 




%, Change 






-8.7 


+ 14.7 


♦25.0 


. 


+200.0 


+20.0 


+28.6 


-6.6 


-15.0 


+15.2 


Hancock PD 


1976 






49 


■) 3 


27 


Q 


Q 


Q 


3 


10 


34 


2 




1977 






76 


20 


26 














13 


61 


2 




t Change 






+55.1 


+53.8 


-3.7 


. 


. 


. 


. 


+30.0 


♦ 79.4 





Williamsport PD 


1976 






65 


5 


g 


Q 





Q 


2 


16 


44 


3 




1977 






77 


9 


12 








1 


3 


28 


43 


2 




% Change 






+18.5 


♦80.0 


♦50.0 


_ 


_ 


. 


+50.0 


♦ 75.0 


-2.3 


-33.3 


Washington County SO 


1976 






580 


76 


1 3 




2 




41 


1 47 


379 


g 




1977 






760 


169 


22 





1 


8 


40 


173 


514 


24 




% Change 






+31.0 


♦122.4 


♦69.2 


_ 


-50.0 


+166.7 


-2.4 


+17.7 


+35.6 


+200.0 


State Police 


1976 






999 


1 09 








] 5 


43 


374 


530 


30 




1977 






722 


91 


13 





8 


12 


32 


285 


344 


41 




% Change 






-27.7 


-16.5 


+18.2 


. . 


+100.0 


-20.0 


-25.6 


-23.8 


-35.1 


+36.7 


REGION IV 


1976 


1 ,256,223 


5,694. 5 


71 523 


14 008 


20 


66 




2 843 


2 322 


1 7 032 


43 029 


5,827 




1977 


1.250,810 


5,705.5 


71 ,365 


14,037 


20 


59 


417 


2,724 


2,377 


17,705 


42,813 


5,260 




% Change 


-.4 


♦ .2 


-.2 


+ .2 





+4.5 


+3.2 


-4.2 


+2.4 


+4.0 


-.5 


-9.7 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


1976 


570,275 


4,273.7 


24,360 


5,315 


22 


28 


96 


638 


360 


5,584 


15,999 


1 ,655 




1977 


575,310 


4,311 .8 


24,806 


5,543 


22 


15 


120 


520 


462 


5,766 


16,184 


1 ,739 




% Change 


+ .9 


+ .9 


+1.8 


+4.3 





-46.4 


+25.0 


-18.5 


+28.3 


+3.3 


+1.2 


+5.1 


Gaithersburg PO 


1976 






21 


3 


14 














5 


13 


3 




1977 






15 


4 


27 














3 


10 


2 




X Change 






-28.6 


+33.3 


+92.9 










-40.0 


-23.1 


-33.3 



MARYLAND U C R CRIML INDLX RIPDRT 













■o 










■o 


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c c 


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1 






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1 


<Q 3 


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« «-• 








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1- o 


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4» — 


1 




1 


< « 








Hd. National Capital 
Park Pol Ice 


1976 
1977 






117 
162 


4 

12 


3 

7 











2 


7 


35 
29 


79 
123 


2 
1 




t Change 






♦ 38.5 


♦200.0 


♦133.3 


. 


. 




+600.0 


-17.1 


♦55.7 


-50.0 


Montgomery County PO 


1976 






23.06? 


5,046 


22 


26 


85 


564 


257 


5,349 


15.205 


1,566 




1977 






23.210 


5.263 


23 


14 


105 


484 


313 


5,514 


15.131 


1 .649 




I Chanye 






»./ 


♦4.3 


♦4 . 5 


-46.2 


'/I.', 


-14,2 




♦ 3 . 1 


-.5 


♦5.3 


Rockvllle PO 


1976 


- 




2'-'. 


53 


21 


(1 





3 


17 


19 


206 


10 




1977 






471 


50 


12 


(J 





b 


9 





435 


21 




X Change 






+84.7 


♦5^ 


-42.9 






+100.0 


-47.1 




♦ IIU 


♦110.0 


Takoma Park PO 


1976 






723 


186 


26 


2 


11 


69 


74 


149 


379 


39 




1977 






747 


188 


25 


1 


13 


26 


123 


178 


365 


41 




% Change 






♦3.3 


+ 1.1 


-3.8 


-50.0 


+18.2 


-62.3 


♦66.2 


+19.5 


-3.7 


+5.1 


•Montgomery County SO 


1976 




























1977 












- 

























t Change 


























?tate Police 


1976 






192 


23 


12 








2 


11 


27 


117 


35 




1977 






201 


20 


10 





2 


2 


10 


42 


120 


25 




% Change 






+4.7 


-13.0 


-16.7 









-9.1 


+55.6 


♦2.6 


-28.6 


PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY 


1976 


685.948 


6,875.1 


47,163 


8,693 


18 


38 


308 


2,205 


1,962 


11,448 


27,030 


4,172 




1977 


675,500 


6,892.5 


46,559 


8,494 


18 


54 


297 


2,204 


1.915 


11,939 


26.629 


3,521 




% Change 


-1.5 


+ .3 


-1.3 


-2.3 





+42.1 


-3.6 


-.05 


-2.4 


+4.3 


-1.5 


-15.6 


*Berwyn Heights PD 


1976 




























1977 






31 


11 


35 











3 


11 


17 







X Change 


























Bladensburg PO 


1976 






754 


238 


32 





5 


38 


70 


173 


404 


64 




1977 






679 


197 


29 





7 


r 


50 


163 


383 


47 




I Change 






-9.9 


-17.2 


-9.4 




+40.0 


-23.7 


-28.6 


-5.8 


-5.2 


-26.6 


Bowie State College 
PO 

■■' 


1976 
1977 
% Change 






50 
78 
+56.0 


3 
5 

♦ 66.7 


6 

6 
D 






1 








3 


30 
32 
+6.7 


19 
43 
♦126.3 






•Capitol Heights PO 


1976 




























1977 






18 


4 


22 








4 


1 


4 


9 







% Change 


























Cheverly PD 


1976 






245 


25 


10 








12 


21 


55 


145 


12 




1977 






299 


42 


14 





3 


11 


14 


110 


144 


17 




% Change 






+22.0 


+68.0 


+40.0 






-8.3 


-33.3 


+100.0 


-.7 


+41.7 


Colmar Manor- 
Cottage City PD 


1975 
1977 






94 
97 


30 
18 


32 
19 







1 


5 
7 


4 
6 


30 
25 


47 
55 


B 
3 




% Change 






-3.2 


-40.0 


-40.6 






+40.0 


+50.0 


-16.7 ■ 


♦ I'.O 


-62.5 


District Heights PO 


1976 






234 


22 


9 





1 


3 


13 


89 


114 


14 




1977 






220 


38 


17 








7 


23 


80 


92 


18 




% ChdnQC 






-6.0 


+ 72 . 7 


+88. 9 






+133.3 


+76.9 


-10.1 


-19.3 


♦28.6 


•Edmonston PD 


1976 




























1977 






10 


2 


20 











1 


5 


4 







• Change 


























Fairmount Heights PO 


1976 






41 


4 


10 








1 


4 


19 


15 


2 




1977 






44 


2 


5 








3 


2 


14 


25 







I Change 






+7.3 


-50.0 


-50.0 






♦200.0 


-50.0 


-26.3 


+66.7 


- 


Forest Heights PO 


1976 






141 


35 


25 








8 


12 


33 


84 


4 




1977 






111 


18 


16 


1 





16 


3 


29 


60 


2 




I Change 






-21.3 


-48.6 


-36.0 






+100.0 


-75.0 


-12.1 


-26.6 


-50.0 



♦1976 statistics not available 



95 



MARYLAND U i R CRIME INDEX REPORT 

























■o 
at 


L. 

o 


















at 








>. 


> — 


c c 


>. 








m 

"a c 


1 






1 — L. 


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<U U 


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at ^ 








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a. -M 






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CO |5 






•Glen Arden PO 


1976 






























1977 








100 


24 


24 





1 


11 


19 


24 


41 


4 




X Change 










• 
















~ 








Greenbelt PD 


1976 








608 


2U 


35 





2 


8 


11 


112 


373 


102 




1977 








573 


116 


20 





1 


11 


8 


111 


348 


94 




X Change 








-5.8 


-45.3 






-50.0 






^^.9 


-A7_ 


.-jLi8„_ 




Hyattsvll le PD 


1976 








800 


73 


9 


1 


2 


2? 


27 


189 


510 


49 




1977 








731 


115 


16 





1 


20 


31 


198 


401 


80 




% Change 








-8.6 


+57.5 


♦77.8 


- 


-50.0 


-9.1 


♦ 14.8 


+4.8 


-21.4 


♦63.3 


•Landover Hills PD 


1976 






























1977 








25 


4 


16 











2 


10 


12 


1 




% Change 





























Laurel PO 


1976 








736 


145 


20 





2 


27 


3 


98 


534 


72 




1977 








1 ,018 


367 


36 








25 


10 


148 


775 


60 




% Change 








+38.3 


+ 153.1 


♦80.0 






-7.4 


+233.3 


+51.0 


+45.1 


-16.7 


•Morningside PD 


1976 






























1977 








52 


9 


17 











8 


13 


31 







% Change 




























♦Hd. National Capital 
Park Police 


1976 
1977 
% Change 








258 


49 


19 





3 


9 


27 


61 


143 


15 


Mt. Rainier PO 


1976 








448 


49 


11 





3 


55 


34 


101 


215 


40 




1977 








405 


49 


12 





3 


44 


25 


89 


214 


30 




% Change 








-9.6 





♦9.1 


. - 





-20.0 


-26.5 


-11.9 


-.5 


-25.0 


Prince George's 
County PO 


1976 
1977 








39,577 
38,442 


7.497 
6,959 


19 
18 


37 
51 


280 
264 


1 ,941 
1,933 


1 ,611 
1,476 


9,627 
9,921 


22,591 
21.868 


3,490 
2.929 




% Change 








-2.9 


-7.2 


-5.3 


♦37.8 


-5.7 


-.4 


-8.4 


+3.1 


-3.2 


-16.1 


Riverdale PO 


1976 








243 


24 


10 





2 


4 


17 


63 


139 


18 




1977 








259 


36 


14 





1 


1 


11 


75 


158 


13 




% Change 








+6.6 


♦ 50.0 


♦ 40.0 




-50.0 


-75.0 


-35.3 


+19.0 


+13.7 


-27.8 


Takoma Park PO 


1976 








339 


86 


25 





5 


33 


35 


70 


178 


18 




1977 








334 


120 


36 





3 


24 


31 


68 


192 


16 




X Change 








-1.5 


+ 39.5 


+44.0 


- 


-40.0 


-27.3 


-11.4 


-2.9 


+7.9 


-11.1 


University of Maryland 
College Park PD 


1976 
1977 








1,260 
1 .360 


80 

85 


6 

6 






1 

1 


11 
14 


18 
10 


418 
477 


755 
822 


57 
36 




X Change 








+7.9 


+6.3 





- 





♦27.3 


-44.4 


+ 14.1 


+8.9 


-36.8 


University Park PD 


1976 








79 


3 


4 








2 


2 


22 


51 


2 




1977 








66 


1 


2 








3 





19 


43 


1 




X Change 








-16.5 


-66.7 


-60.0 






♦ 50.0 




-13.6 


-15.7 


-50.0 


•Upper Marlboro PD 


1976 






























1977 








11 


2 


18 

















10 


1 




I Change 




























•Prince George's 
County SO 


1976 
1977 
X Change 








1 


1 


100 











1 











State Police 


1976 








1,514 


167 


11 





4 


35 


80 


319 


856 


220 




1977 








1 .337 


220 


16 


2 


8 


32 


150 


252 


739 


154 




X Change 








-11.7 


♦ 31.7 


+45.5 




+100.0 


-8.6 


+87.5 


-21.0 


-13.7 


-30.0 


REGION V 


1976 


2,078,370 


6,442 


.1 


133,867 


33,350 


25 


237 


771 


8,982 


8,123 


30,836 


74,034 


10,884 




1977 


2,062,470 


6,592 


.8 


135.977 


35,363 


26 


218 


870 


8,950 


10,688 


32,069 


71 ,938 


11,244 




X Change 


-.8 


+2 


.3 


+1.6 


♦6.0 


+4.0 


-8.0 


+12.8 


-.4 


+31.6 


+4.0 


-2.8 


+3.3 



•1976 statistics not available 



96 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 























■2 

a 


o 
















at 










to w 
> t- 


C C 


>» 
c 


1 












— w 
*J OP 


U it 




CL 




m 1/1 

f J2 












a. o 
a. *j 


ia 


3S 


o >- 

t— o 


ii .— 
a. o 


i 


ae 


a 






ar 


BALTIMORE CITY 


1976 


860,974 


7,929.0 


68,269 


1 9,255 


28 


200 


460 


7 , 764 


5,788 


15,443 


32,711 


5,903 




1977 


627,494 


8,255.0 


68,310 


19,770 


29 


171 


49'* 


7.574 


6,075 


15,463 


32,315 


6.213 




% Change 


-3.9 


♦4.1 


♦ .1 


+2,7 _ 


♦ 3.6_ 






-2.4 




+ .1 


-1.2 




BalUmore CUy PD 


1976 






67 ,559 


1 9 , 1 90 


28 


200 


460 


7,755 


5,776 


15,319 


32,162 


5,887 




1977 






67,287 


19,691 


29 


171 


499 


7,563 


6,050 


15,257 


31 ,560 


6,187 




% Change 






-.4 


♦2.6 


+3.6 


-14.5 


♦8.5 


-2.5 


♦4.7 


-.4 


-1.9 


+5.1 


•Morgan State 
University PD 


1976 

1977 
' Change 






248 


6 


2 








3 


5 


30 


206 


4 


Port Administration PD 


1976 






175 


16 


9 











7 


26 


1 30 


12 




1977 






186 


17 


9 








1 


4 


40 


135 


6 




X Change 






+6.3 


♦6.3 











-42.9 


+53.8 


+3.8 


-50.0 


•University of 
Baltimore PO 


1976 

1977 
i Change 






53 


3 


6 














5 


48 





University of Maryland 
Baltimore City PD 


1976 
1977 






535 
530 


49 
48 


9 
9 










9 
7 


5 

1 1 


98 
131 


41 9 
365 


4 

16 




% Change 






-.9 


-2.0 









-22.2 


♦120.0 


♦ 33.7 


-12.9 


♦300.0 


*Baltinx)re City SO 


1976 




























1977 






5 


5 


100 











5 













% Change 


























•State Police 


1976 




























1977 






1 










c 











1 







% Change 


















?■ 









ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


1976 


340,345 


5,512.9 


18.744 


3.482 


19 


10 


77 


330 


619 


4.653 


11.535 


1.520 




1977 


347,538 


5,322.6 


18.496 


3.924 


21 


16 


118 


396 


656 


5.091 


10.783 


1.436 




I Change 


♦2.1 


-3.5 


-1.3 




+ 10.5 


♦60.0 


+53.2 


+20.0 


+6,0 


♦9.4 


-6.5 


-5.5 


Annapolis PD 


1976 






2.089 


500 


24 





10 


50 


50 


278 


1.606 


95 




1977 






2.119 


543 


26 





6 


31 


64 


292 


1.636 


90 




% Change 






♦1.4 


♦8,6 


+8.3 




-40.0 


-38.0 


+28.0 


♦ 5.0 


+ 1.9 


■5.3 


Anne Arundel County PO 


1976 






14,902 


2.815 


19 


9 


52 


250 


446 


4.017 


8.920 


1,208 




1977 






14.754 


3.115 


21 


14 


98 


328 


436 


4.429 


8,305 


1 ,144 




t Change 






-1 .0 


+ 10.7 


+ 10.5 


+55.6 


+88.5 


+ 31.2 


-2.2 


♦ 10.3 


-6.9 


-5.3 


••State Aviation PD 


1976 






208 


14 


7 





1 


3 





2 


157 


45 




1977 






99 


8 


8 











1 


13 


69 


16 




X Change 


























•Anne Arundel County SO 


1976 




























1977 





































% Change 


























State Pol ice 


1976 






1.545 


153 


10 


1 


14 


27 


123 


356 


852 


172 




1977 






1 .524 


258 


17 


2 


14 


37 


'55 


357 


773 


186 




T Change 






-1 .4 


♦68.6 


♦70.0 


+100.0 





+37.0 


+26.0 


+ .3 


-9.3 


♦8.1 


BALTIMORE COUNTY 


1976 


642,369 


5,603.0 


35,971 


8,229 


23 


22 


155 


730 


1.095 


8,205 


22,930 


2.834 




1977 


643,363 


5.946.7 


38.261 


9.115 


24 


26 


169 


751 


3,229 


8.868 


22.326 


2.892 




1 Change 


+ .2 


♦6.1 


♦6.4 


♦10.8 


♦4.3 


+ 18.2 


♦9.0 


+2.9 


+194.9 


♦8.1 


-2.6 


♦2.0 


Baltimore County PD 


1976 






33,944 


7.991 


24 


19 


142 


688 


949 


7.878 


21.572 


2.696 




1977 






35.941 


8,874 


25 


22 


162 


717 


3.109 


8.465 


20.672 


2.794 




t Change 






♦5.9 


+ 11.0 


♦4.2 


+15.8 


♦ 14.1 


+4.2 


+227.6 


♦ 7.5 


-4.2 


♦3.6 


Port Administration PD 


1976 






66 


4 


6 











1 


7 


47 


11 




1977 






58 


2 


3 














24 


34 







I Chanqe 






-12.1 


-50.0 


-50.0 










♦242.9 


-27.7 





♦1976 statistics not available 

'•These statistics do not Include a full year's data for 1977 



97 











MARYLAND U 


C U CRlMt 


INDtX 


RCPORT 






















a) 














e 

It 


>> 


1 






m 

Is 

r* < ' 


H « 




? 

3 S 

O r- 


£? 

* t 

it S 
.f:z 




K 

3 


% 
k 


> 


II 


E ^ 

fl 


% 


SiMrrnw-, Culm I'D 


!«;(. 






. 327 


'1 


1 








1 




11 


]|0 


3 




1977 






366 


4 


1 








1 




20 


360 


h 




Change 







♦18,.0 


. _ji..6 


-66. J 











+ei_.8_ 


.... ♦Ji:.L 


_Jj|6^ 7. 

1 


•Towson State 
University PD 


1976 
1977 
1! Change 






451 


35 


8 










— ^ 


10 


110 


330 


University of Maryland 
Baltimore County PD 


1976 
1977 
% Change 






294 

278 
-5.4 


17 
16 
-5.9 


6 
6 






- 






- 


1 



- 


1 

5 

+400.0 


28 
14 
-50.0 


260 
258 
-.8 


4 
1 

-75.0 


•Baltimore County SO 


1976 




























1977 












- 

























% Change 


























State Police 


1976 






1,340 


208 


16 


3 


13 


40 


142 


281 


741 


120 




1977 






1 ,147 


184 


16 


4 


7 


33 


105 


235 


672 


91 




% Change 






-14.4 


-11.5 





+33.3 


-46.2 


-17.5 


-26.1 


-16.4 


-9.3 


-24.2 


HARFORD COUMY 


1976 


136,805 


4,220.4 


5.782 


1,352 


23 


2 


37 


78 


349 


1.498 


3,576 


242 




1977 


140,650 


4,115.8 


5.791 


1 ,476 


25 


2 


43 


115 


388 


1,575 


3,427 


241 




% Change 


+2.8 


-2.5 


+ .2 


+9.2 


+8.7 





♦ 16.2 


+47.4 


+ 11.2 


+5.1 


-4.2 


-.4 


Aberdeen PD 


1976 






1,182 


67 


6 


1 


6 


27 


50 


259 


814 


25 




1977 






1 ,185 


209 


18 


1 


9 


34 


73 


307 


720 


41 




% Change 






+ .3 


+211.9 


+200.0 





+50.0 


+25.9 


+46.0 


+ 18.5 


-11.5 


+64.0 


Bel Air PD 


1976 






602 


171 


28 





1 


5 


19 


75 


494 


8 




1977 






591 


172 


29 





1 


4 


20 


109 


440 


17 




% Change 






-1.8 


+ .6 


+3.6 




0_ 


-20.0 


♦5.3 


+45.3 


-10.9 


+112.5 


Havre de Grace PD 


1976 






647 


212 


33 





3 


10 


33 


167 


411 


23 




1977 






480 


54 


11 





2 


9 


21 


133 


300 


15 




X Change 






-25.8 


-74.5 


-66.7 


- 


-33.3 


-10.0 


-36.4 


-20.4 


-27.0 


-34.8 


Harford County SO 


1976 






1 ,376 


549 


40 


1 


4 


7 


32 


457 


839 


36 




1977 






1.530 


552 


36 





3 


11 


42 


497 


938 


39 




% Change 






+11.2 


+ .5 


-10.0 


- 


-25.0 


+57.1 


♦31.3 


+8.8 


+11.8 


+8.3 


State Police 


1976 






1,975 


353 


18 





23 


29 


215 


540 


1,018 


150 




1977 






2,005 


489 


24 


1 


28 


57 


232 


529 


1 ,029 


129 




% Change 






♦ 1.5 


+38.5 


+ 33.3 


- 


+21 .7 


+96.6 


+7.9 


-2.0 


+1.1 


-14.0 


HOWARD COUNTY 


1976 


97,877 


5,205.1 


5,101 


1 ,032 


20 


3 


42 


80 


272 


1,037 


3,282 


385 




1977 


103,425 


4,950.7 


5,119 


1 ,078 


21 


3 


41 


114 


340 


1 ,072 


3,087 


462 




X Change 


+5.7 


-4.9 


+ .4 


+4.5 


+5.0 





-2.4 


♦42.5 


+25.0 


+3.4 


-5.9 


+20.0 


Howard County PD 


1976 






4,502 


951 


21 


1 


29 


58 


225 


903 


2,969 


317 




1977 






4,580 


1 ,010 


22 


2 


36 


84 


298 


954 


2,809 


397 




X Change 






+1.7 


+6.2 


+4.8 


+100.0 


+24.1 


+44.8 


+32.4 


+5.6 


-5.4 


+25.2 


•Howard County SO 


1976 




























1977 












- 

























% Change 


























State Police 


1976 






599 


81 


14 


2 


13 


22 


47 


134 


313 


68 




1977 






539 


68 


1 3 






30 


42 


1 18 


278 


65 




% Change 






-10.0 


-16.0 


-7.1 


-50.0 


-61.5 


+36.4 


-10.6 


-11.9 


-11.2 


-4.4 


PARKS 




























•Maryland Alcohol S 
Tobacco Tax Enforce. 


1976 




























1977 




































% Change 

*1976 statistics not available 



98 



MARYLAND U ( K CRIMt INOLX REPORT 







' Popula- 
1 tion 


1 Crime 
I Rate 


; Total 
: Offenses 


• Total 
Cleared 


Percent 
. Cleared 


U 
01 

■p 

C 

i 


s. 


>. 

% 

s. 


; Aggravated 
Assault 


Breaking oi 
Entering 


£w 


I 


•Mar/land btato Fire 
Mrtrshal's Office 


197(i 
19/7 
. Chaiiyp 









II 







(I 


II 





II 





(1 


Maryland Park Service 


1976 






125 


?2 


le 





(J 


I 


4 


12 


1 07 


1 




1977 






143 


25 


17 











5 


20 


1 1 8 







% Change 






-^14.4 


+ 13.6 


-5.6 








+25.0 


+66. 7 


+10.3 


■ 


Maryland Toll Facilitie'i 1976 






15 


5 


33 


Q 


J 





7 


1 


g 







1977 






19 


1 


5 





2 





2 


4 


j 1 







% Change 






+26.7 


-80.0 


-84.8 




+100.0 




-71.4 


+300.0 


+83.3 




Natural Resources 


1976 






196 


a 


4 











1 





195 







1977 






254 


10 


4 











1 





253 







i; Change 






+29.6 


+25.0 
















+29.7 




U.S. Park Service 


1976 






235 


47 


20 





3 


12 


63 


27 


117 


13 




1977 






174 


37 


21 





5 


5 


57 


10 


91 


6 




% Change 






-26.0 


-21.3 


+5.0 




+66.7 


-58.3 


-9.5 


-63.0 


-22.2 


-53.8 




ft 



•1976 statistics not available 



99 



MUNICIPAUTY CRIME RATES 



Crime Rates for the Individual cities are calculated in the 
following table. The rates for many cities are based on combined 
figures of municipal, county and state Law Enforcement Agencies due 
to overlapping jurisdictions.* 



*Crime Rates for individual cities in Prince George's County are not 
calculated in this publication because of the overlapping jurisdictions, 
At this time Prince George's County Police Department is unable to fur- 
nish the Maryland UCR Program with a breakdown of crime for the munici- 
palities in their jurisdiction. Therefore, to have computed a crime 
rate for many cities in Prince George's County would have given a mis- 
leading picture of the crime problem in those areas. 



101 



Is 

i5 



REGION I 



CAROLINE COUNTY 



Denton 


1976 


4,826.1 


111 








3 


11 


20 


77 







1977 


4.521.7 


104 





n 


3 


8 


19 


73 


1 




' Chanjje 






. ■ 




p_ 






-6.2 


„_ 


Ft'.Ji-.ruI sburij 


1976 


3.381,0 


71 





/ 





4 


13 


50 


7 




1977 


?.96'1.', 


ft6 





l( 





(, 


19 


3fl 


■) 




/ Chanjye 




-0.5 






- 


• fiO.O 









Greensboro 


1976 


1 .076.') 


14 





1) 


1 








11 


7. 




1977 


1 . 384 . 6 


18 








1 


2 


6 


9 







% Change 


♦28.6 


+28.6 













-18.2 




Preston 


1976 


166.7 


1 

















1 







1977 


1 ,333.3 


8 














5 


3 







% Change 


♦699.8 


+700.0 












+200.0 




Ridqely 


1976 


1 ,555.6 


14 











1 


7 


6 







1977 


200.0 


2 











1 





1 







% Change 


-87.1 


-85.7 













-83.3 




CECIL COUNTY 


Cecil ton 


1976 


2,833.3 


17 








1 


1 


11 


4 







1977 


4,166.7 


25 











3 


18 


4 







% Change 


+47.1 


+47.1 








+200.0 


+63.6 







Charlestown 


1976 


3,900.0 


39 











2 


15 


20 


2 




1977 


2,900.0 


29 











5 


10 


14 







% Change 


-25.6 


-25.6 








+150.0 


-33.3 


-30.0 




Chesapeake City 


1976 


272.7 


3 














2 


1 







1977 


363.6 


4 











1 


3 










^L-Cfi'SS?. 


♦ 33.3 


♦ 33.3 










♦ 50.0 






Elkton 


1976 


7,382.4 


502 





1 


6 


16 


84 


349 


46 




1977 


7,615.4 


495 








2 


37 


71 


350 


35 




% Change 


+3.2 


-1 .4 






-66.7 


♦131.3 


-15.5 


+ .3 


-23.9 


Northeast 


1976 


3,772.7 


83 








. 


16 


16 


46 


5 




1977 


3,000.0 


75 





1 





11 


13 


47 


3 




% Change 


-20.5 


-9.6 








-31.3 


-18.8 


+2.2 


-40.0 


PerryvH le 


1976 


4,857.1 


102 





1 


2 


5 


28 


59 


7 




1977 


4,190.5 


88 





1 


1 


7 


37 


36 


6 




% Change 


-13.7 


-13.7 







-50.0 


+40.0 


+32.1 


-39.0 


-14.3 


Port Deposit 


1976 


2,800.0 


28 





1 





1 


8 


16 


2 




1977 


3.777.8 


34 


1 








3 


9 


19 


2 




X Change 


+34.9 


+21.4 








+200.0 


+12.5 


+18.8 





Rising Sun 


1976 


3,666.7 


44 














14 


27 


3 




1977 


4.000.0 


52 





1 





2 


10 


33 


6 




% Change 


+9.1 


+18.2 










-28.6 


+22.2 


+100.0 


DORCHESTER COUNTY 


Cambridge 


1976 


7,675.0 


921 


2 





19 


146 


185 


554 


15 




1977 


6,280.0 


785 


1 


2 


7 


108 


180 


466 


21 




X Change 


-18.2 


-14.8 


-50.0 




-63.2 


-26.0 


-2.7 


-15.9 


+40.0 


Hurlock 


1976 


2,909.1 


32 














12 


19 


1 




1977 


3,000.0 


45 








1 


1 


6 


37 







% Change 


+3.1 


+40.6 










-50.0 


+94.7 





102 







Crime 
Rate 

1 
1 


Total 
Offenses 


1 

Huroer 


1 

Rape 


O 

cx 


T3 

> — 

« 3 
L. fs 


1 Breaking or 
Entering 


Larceny 
Theft 


It 


KENT COUNTY 


Chestertown 


1976 


4.055.6 


146 


U 


4 


1 





42 


94 


s 




1977 


3.514.3 


123 


U 





? 


3 


33 


75 


10 




T Change 


_-Ji.J 









*m,p 




•21.4 


-20.2 


♦joa.o... 


Roik Hall 


1976 


1,416.7 


17 











II 


5 


12 







1977 


562.5 * 


9 














3 


6 







I Change 


-60.3 


-47.1 










-40.0 


-50.0 




QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


Centreville 


1976 


3.631 .6 


69 








1 


5 


37 


26 







1977 


3,700.0 


74 








1 


3 


37 


30 


3 




% Change 


♦ 1.9 


♦7.2 









-40.0 





♦15.4 




SOMERSET COUNTY 


Crisf ield 


1976 


5,781.3 


185 








2 


9 


74 


99 


1 




1977 


3,937.5 


126 











6 


38 


80 


2 




X Change 


-31.9 


-31.9 








-33.3 


-48.6 


-19.2 


♦100.0 


Princess Anne 


1976 


11 ,100.0 


111 











4 


57 


45 


5 




1977 


7,200.0 


72 








1 


7 


20 


43 


1 




I Change 


-35.1 


-35.1 








♦ 75.0 


-64.9 


-4.4 


-80.0 


TALBOT COUNTY 


Easton 


1976 


6,310.8 


467 


1 


4 


12 





118 


326 


6 




1977 


5,930.6 


427 





5 


9 


6 


70 


327 


10 




t Change 


-6.0 


-8.6 




♦25.0 


-25.0 




-40.7 


+ .3 


♦66.7 


Oxford 


1976 


2,625.0 


21 








1 


2 


7 


11 







1977 


1,555.6 


14 











2 


2 


10 







t Change 


-40.7 


-33.3 








4 


-71.4 


-9.1 




St. Michael's 


1976 


3,066.7 


46 





1 





4 


11 


30 







1977 


7,666.7 


115 








5 


12 


21 


74 


3 




I Change 


♦150.0 


+ 150.0 








+200.0 


+90.9 


♦146.7 




Trappe 


1976 


10,285.7 


72 











6 


25 


41 







1977 


5,285.7 


37 











6 


17 


14 







t Change 


-48.6 


-48.6 











-32.0 


-65.9 




WICOMICO COUNTY 


Delmar 


1976 


3,384.6 


44 








1 


2 


14 


27 







1977 


3,000.0 


33 











1 


11 


19 


2 




t Change 


-11.4 


-25.0 








-50.0 


-21.4 


-29.6 




Fruitland 


1976 


1,037.0 


28 


1 





2 


1 


12 


12 







1977 


1,851.9 


50 





1 


2 


2 


9 


33 


3 




t Change 


+ 78.6 


+ 78.6 









♦100.0 


-25.0 


+175.0 




Salisbury 


1976 


6,911.6 


1 ,251 





7 


31 


12 


307 


832 


62 




1977 


8,939.2 


1,618 


4 


6 


21 


13 


295 


1.^ 


83 




% Change 


+29.3 


+29.3 




-14.3 


-32.3 


+8.3 


-3.9 


♦43.8 


♦33.9 


WORCESTER COUNTY 


Berlin 


1976 


2,476.2 


52 











8 


16 


28 







1977 


1,750.0 


35 










4 


6 


22 


2 




S Change 


-29.3 


-32.7 








-50.0 


-62.5 


-21.4 




Ocean City 


1976 


106,937.5 


1 .711 





9 


B 


100 


479 


1,046 


69 




1977 


104,250.0 


1 .663 


1 


4 


15 


95 


490 


1 ,010 


53 




I Change 


-2.5 


-2.5 




-55.6 


♦87.5 


-5.0 


♦2.3 


-3.4 


-23.2 


Ocean Pines 


1976 


3,000.0 


60 














17 


43 







1977 


3^869.6 


89 











5 


27 


57 







X Change 


+29.0 


+48.3 










♦58.8 


+32.6 





103 



Pocomokp City 


1976 


?,536.6 


104 











9 


20 


71 


4 




1977 


^.bO'i.li 


107 













28 


73 


1 




/. Change 


«?.9 


+2.9 








-44.4 


<4I).0 


♦ 2.K 


-/'j.ll 


Snow Hill 


]')7f, 


1 .160.0 


29 





I 





1 


10 


I'j 


/ 




1977 


2 . 60U . 


65 





1 





4 


20 


40 


Q 




' Change _ 


il24.1 


♦J24.. 1 









+300.0 


♦ 100.0 


♦166.7 




RCjION II 






















CALVERT COUNTY 






















Chesapeake Beach 


1976 


4.583.3 


55 











1 


11 


42 


1 




1977 


3,214.3 


45 











4 


11 


28 


2 




% Change 


-29.9 


-18.2 








+300.0 





-33.3 


+100.0 


North Beach 


1976 


8.181.8 


90 








2 


6 


34 


43 


5 




1977 


6,583.3 


79 











12 


34 


31 


2 




% Change 


-19.5 


-12.2 








+100.0 





-27.9 


-60.0 


CHARLES COUNTY 


Indian Head 


1976 


3,357.1 


47 








1 





9 


33 


4 




1977 


5,357.1 


75 








1 


2 


24 


41 


7 




% Change 


+59.6 


+59.6 











+166.7 


+24.2 


+75.0 


La Plata 


1976 


5,000.0 


100 








5 


5 


18 


72 







1977 


6,684.2 


127 








2 


7 


17 


98 


3 




% Change 


+33.7 


+27.0 






-60.0 


+40.0 


-5.6 


+36.1 




ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


Leonardtown 


1976 


3,000.0 


42 





1 





2 


15 


24 







1977 


1,176.5 


20 











1 


1 1 


8 







I Change 


-60.8 


-52.4 








-50.0 


-26.7 


-66.7 




REGION III 






















ALLEGANY COUNTY 




















— • 


•Barton 


1976 






















1977 


142.9 


1 

















1 







X Change 




















Cumberland 


1976 


4,025.1 


1 ,123 








15 


7 


250 


824 


27 




1977 


4.146.0 


1,136 


2 


2 


18 


12 


221 


853 


28 




% Change 


+3.0 


+1.2 






+20.0 


+71 .4 


-11.6 


+3.5 


+3.7 


Frostburg 


1976 


2,473.0 


183 





1 





7 


46 


119 


10 




1977 


2,513.2 


191 





1 


1 


7 


74 


99 


9 




% Change 


+1.6 


+4.4 












+60.9 


-16.8 


-10.0 


Lonaconing 


1976 


375.0 


6 











1 


5 










1977 


600.0 


9 











1 


2 


3 


3 




% Change 


■'60.0 


+50.0 











-60.0 






•Midland 


1976 






















1977 


500.0 


3 














2 


1 







t Change 




















Western port 


1976 


433.3 


13 








1 





7 


3 


2 




1977 


1 ,666.7 


50 





1 





6 


29 


6 


8 




X Change 


+284.7 


+284.6 










+314.3 


+100.0 


+300.0 


CARROLL. COUNTY 






















Hampstead 


1976 


2,350.0 


47 








2 


3 


17 


23 


2 




1977 


2,307.7 


30 








1 


1 


8 


17 


3 




/ Change 


-1.8 


-36.2 






-50.0 


-66.7 


-52.9 


-26.1 


+50.0 


Manchester 


1976 


1,625.0 


26 








2 


3 


6 


13 


2 




1977 


1 ,176.5 


20 














9 


11 







t Change 


-27.6 


-23.1 










♦50.0 


-15.4 





*1976 statistics not available 



104 







Crime 
Rate 


1 

Total 

Of f 6ns6S 


■o 
z 


a. 

cc 


Robbery 


! Aggravated 
Assaul t 


Breaking or 
Entering 


Larceny 
Theft 




*Mt. Airy 


1976 


4.444.4 


80 








2 


6 


25 


44 


3 




1977 


1.227.3 


27 





1 








7 


16 


3 




% Change 


-7?. 4 


-66.3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


-72.0 


-63.6 





New Windsor 


1976 


1.111.1 


10 











1 


4 


4 


1 




1977 


1,111.1 


10 











2 


4 


4 







% Change 








- 


- 


- 


+100.0 








- 


Sykesvi 1 le 


1976 


3,300.0 


66 


1 





1 


6 


30 


27 


1 




1977 


3.866.7 


116 








1 


14 


40 


57 


4 




% Change 


♦17.2 


+75.8 


- 


- 





+133.3 


+33.3 


+111.1 


♦300.0 


Taneytown 


1976 


2.620.7 


76 











11 


19 


44 


2 




1977 


2,038.5 


53 











4 


18 


31 







% Change 


-22.2 


-30.3 


- 


- 




-63.6 


-5.3 


-29.5 


- 


Union Bridge 


1976 


1 ,416.7 


17 








3 


1 


8 


5 







1977 


1,230.8 


16 





1 





2 





13 







X Change 


-13.1 


-5.9 








+100.0 




+160.0 




Westminster 


1976 


3,628.2 


283 





3 


5 


1 


58 


201 


15 




1977 


3.400.0 


306 








4 


5 


51 


234 


12 




% Change 


-6.3 


+8.1 






-20.0 


+400.0 


-12.1 


+16.4 


-20.0 


FREDERICK COUNTY 


Brunswick 


1976 


2,775.5 


136 ' 








1 


12 


30 


89 


4 




1977 


3.080.0 


154 








1 


10 


43 


98 


2 




* Change 


*ll.n 


+13.2 


- 


- 





-16.7 


+43.3 


+ 10.1 


-50.0 


Burklttsville 


1976 


2,666.7 


8 











3 


3 


2 







1977 


3.000.0 


9 











1 


6 


2 







% Change 


+12.5 


+12.5 


. 


. 


. 


-66.7 * 


+100.0 





. 


Eimiitsburg 


1976 


2,058.8 


35 





2 





5 


6 


20 


2 




1977 


1 , 94 1 . 2 


33 











6 


6 


18 


1 




: % Change 


-5.7 


-5.7 








+20.0 


♦33.3 


-10.0 


-50.0 


Frederick 


1976 


7.848.2 


2.017 


3 


2 


32 


73 


341 


1.501 


65 




1977 


7,011.4 


1,851 


1 


7 


58 


106 


367 


1 ,235 


77 




t Change 


-10.7 


-8.2 


-66.7 


+250.0 


+81.3 


+45.2 


+7.6 


-17.7 


♦18.5 


Middletown 


1976 


2,923.1 


38 











2 


9 


27 







1977 


1 ,200.0 


24 














10 


14 







X Change 


-58.9 


-36.8 










♦11.1 


-48.1 




Myersville 


1976 


1 .600.0 


8 


1 








1 


1 


5 







1977 


1 ,200.0 


6 














2 


4 







% Change 


-25,0 


-25.0 










+100.0 


-20.0 




New Market 


1976 


3.000.0 


9 














1 


8 







1977 


1 .666.7 


5 











1 





4 







I Change 


-44.4 


-44.4 












-50.0' 




**Rosemont 


1976 






















1977 


500.0 


1 

















1 







X Change 




















Thurmont 


1976 


1.033.3 


31 





1 





4 


5 


20 


1 




1977 


1.000.0 


31 





1 


1 


5 


8 


16 







X Change 


-3.2 












+25.0 


♦60.0 


-20.0 




Walkersville 


1976 


1.769.2 


23 











2 


6 


15 







1977 


2.736.8 


52 











9 


8 


33 


2 




X Change 


+54.7 


+126.1 








+350.0 


♦33.3 


♦120.0 




Woodsboro 


1976 


2.500.0 


10 














1 


9 







1977 


600.0 


3 

















3 







X Change 


-76.0 


-70.0 












-66.7 




•Although Mt. Airy lies in Carroll, 
Carrol 1 County. 


Frederick 


and Howard Counties, for 


purposes of this 


report, we 


have shown the 


data for the entire city In 





'1976 statistics not available 







Is 


j Total 
Offenses 


Murder 


0. 

— 


Robbery 


j 

! Aggravated 
' Assaul t 


o 

c c 

ii 

CQ W 


Larceny 
Theft 

1 


M/V Theft 


ij\m n f.ouiiiv 

'■rantsvi 1 Ic 










-■ 





■- 









1976 


ZOO.O 


1 


. 














1 







1977 


- 

















(J 










Chan^^e 










" 


- 






- 


- - 
Mt. Lake P^rk 


1976 


384.6 


5 














2 


3 


u 




1977 


1 ,076.9 


14 














7 


7 


u 




1 Change _ 


■HJO.O__ 


+180.0 


- 


... 






♦250.0 


+ 1 33.„0 


- 


•- - 
Oakland 


1976 


3,200.0 


80 








1 


6 


18 


54 


1 




1977 


?, 500.0 


65 








1 


5 


15 


36 


8 




T Channe 


-21.9 


-18.8 


- 


Z 





-16.7 


_ -J6_.7 


-33.3 


+700.0 




WASHINGTON COUNTY 






















Boonsboro 


1976 


1 ,600.0 


24 











2 




6 


16 









1977 


1,000.0 


16 











2 


6 


8 







Z Change 


-37.5 


-33.3 














-50.0 




Funkstown 


1976 


545.5 


6 














2 


4 


: 




1977 


909.1 


10 














2 


5 


3 




% Change 


+66.7 


+66.7 













+25.0 




Hagerstown 


1976 


5,728.8 


2,091 





1 


55 


112 


557 


1 ,320 


46 




1977 


5,232.9 


1,910 


2 


3 


66 


144 


520 


1,121 


54 




% Change 


-8. 7 


-8.7 




+200.0 


+20.0 


+28.6 


-6.6 


-15.1 


+ 17.4 


Hancock 


1976 


2,000.0 


50 











3 


10 


35 


2 




1977 


2,961.5 


77 














13 


62 


2 




t Change 


+48. 1 


+54.0 




.-. 






+ 30.0 


+77.1 





Keedysville 


1976 


250.0 


1 

















1 







1977 


250.0 


1 

















1 







% Change 








= 


r 


= 


~ 


' 





^ 




Sharpsburq 


1976 


250.0 


2 














1 


1 







1977 


250.0 


2 














1 


1 







I Change 


























Smithsburg 


1976 


4,857.1 


34 





1 





1 


13 


19 







1977 


1,900.0 


19 








1 





2 


15 


1 




% Change 


-60.9 


-44.1 










-84.6 


-21.1 




Will iansport 


1976 


2,703.7 


73 











2 


18 


50 


3 




1977 


3,037.0 


82 








1 


3 


29 


47 


2 




% Change 


+12.3 


+12.3 








+50.0 


+61 .1 


-6.0 


-33.3 


EGION IV 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


Chevy Chase IV 


1976 


1 ,434.8 


33 














12 


19 


2 




1977 


1,757.6 


58 














30 


26 


2 




% Change 


+22.5 


+75.8 










+150.0 


+36.8 


0_ _ 


Chevy Chase Village 


1976 


3,000.0 


75 











1 


11 


62 


1 




1977 


3,379.3 


98 








3 





32 


60 


3 




% Change 


+12.6 


+30.7 










+190.9 


-3.2 


+200.0 


Gaithersburg 


1976 


3,547.2 


940 


1 


4 


11 


5 


222 


577 


120 




1977 


3,696.2 


961 





5 


8 


14 


237 


598 


99 




I Change 


+4.2 


+2.2 




+25.0 


-27.3 


+180.0 


+6.8 


+3.6 


-17.5 


Girrett Park 


1976 


1,615.4 


21 





1 


1 





9 


10 







1977 


1.230.8 


16 














2 


12 


2 




I Change 


-23.8 


-23.8 










-77.8 


+20.0 




Kensington 


1976 


6,739.1 


155 








3 


1 


43 


96 


12 




1977 


7.043.5 


162 





2 


2 


5 


49 


98 


6 




X Change 


+4.5 


+4.5 






-33.3 


+400.0 


+14.0 


+2.1 


•50.0 



106 







Crime 
Rate 


Total 
Offenses 


' Murder 


Rape 


} Robbery 


i Aggravated 
Assault 


1 

1 Breaking or 
1 Entering 

1 
1 


c 


1 


~ 

Poolesvi 1 le 


1976 


I .322.6 


41 








1 





15 


21 


1 




1 977 


1 »823.5 


62 














1 9 


30 


7 




* Change 


+37. 9 


+51 . 2 


: 




^- ■ 







♦50. 


♦600. 


— 

Rockville 


1976 


4.658.0 


2,329 





5 


32 


55 


543 


1 .573 


121 




1977 


5,748.3 


2,558 





5 


45 


43 


525 


1 7^7 
1 » / D/ 


186 




% Change 


+23.4 


+9.8 







+40.6 


-21.8 


-3.3 


+ 11 4 


♦55 . 4 


Somerset 


1976 


2.846.2 


37 














14 


21 


2 




1977 


1 ,583.3 


19 














5 


14 







% Change 


-44.4 


-48.6 










-64.3 


-33.3 




*Takoma Park 


1976 


5.418.4 


1 ,062 


2 


16 


102 


109 


219 


557 


57 




1977 


5.515.3 


1 .081 


1 


16 


50 


154 


246 


557 


57 




% Change 


+1.8 


+ 1.8 


-50.0 





-51.0 


+41.3 


♦ 12.3 








•PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY 


EGION V 


BALTIMORE CITY 


Baltimore City 


1976 


7.929.0 


68,270 


200 


460 


7.764 


5,789 


15.443 


32.711 


5.903 




1977 


8,248.5 


68,256 


171 


499 


7,574 


6,075 


15.458 


32,266 


6.213 




% Change 


+4.0 


+ .02 


-14.5 


+8.5 


-2.4 


+4.9 


+ .1 


-1.4 


+5.3 


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


Annapol is 


1976 


5,570.7 


2,089 





10 


50 


SO 


278 


1 ,606 


95 




1977 


6,060.0 


2,121 





6 


31 


64 


293 


1 ,636 


91 




I Change 


+8.8 


+1.5 




-40.0 


-38.0 


+28.0 


+5.4 


+1.9 


-4.2 


HARFORO COUNTY 


Aberdeen 


1976 


7.434.0 


1 ,182 


1 


6 


27 


50 


259 


814 


25 




1977 


7.900.0 


1,185 


1 


9 


34 


73 


307 


720 


41 




% Change 


+6.3 


+ .3 





+50.0 


+25.9 


+46.0 


+ 18.5 


-11.5 


+64.0 


Bel Air ,j! 


1976 


6,688.9 


602 





1 


5 


19 


75 


494 


8 




1977 


6.287.2 


591 





1 


4 


20 


109 


440 


17 




% Change 


-6.0 


-1.8 







-20.0 


+5.3 


♦45.3 


-10.9 


+112.5 


Havre de Grace 


1<.;6 


5,794.6 


649 





3 


10 


33 


168 


411 


24 




1977 


4,453.7 


481 





2 


9 


22 


133 


300 


15 




% Change 


-23.1 


-25.9 




-33.3 


-10.0 


-33.3 


-20.8 


-27.0 


-37.5 



•Although Takoma Park lies in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, for purposes of this report, we have shown the data for the entire city 
in Montgomery County. 

•Because the 'rince George's County Police Department is unable to furnish the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program with a breakdown of crime 
for the municipalities in their jurisdiction, we are not able to provide crime index information for the cities in Prince George's County. 



107 



MARYLAND 
ARREST DATA 



ARREST DATA 



The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program requires the 
submission of monthly reports of data concerning persons arrested in 
the state. A record of total arrest activity for criminal acts in 
both Part I and Part II crime classes is received from 135 county, 
state and municipal Taw enforcement agencies, according to the age, 
sex and race of persons arrested. Traffic arrests, except Driving 
While Intoxicated, are not reported. A total of 181,965 arrests for 
Part I and Part II criminal offenses were reported during 1977. In 
comparison to 1976, there were 173,289 arrests which results in a 
5.0 percent increase. Based on 1977 population estimates, there 
were 4,396.4 arrests per 100,000 population in Maryland. The arrest 
rate for 1976 was 4,185.7, resulting in a 5.0 percent increase in 
arrest rate. 

A person is counted on the monthly arrest report each time 
he is arrested. It should be noted that a person may be arrested 
several times during a given month for the same or different offenses. 
This occurs frequently in a crime such as Disorderly Conduct. A 
juvenile is counted as "arrested" when the circumstances are such 
that if he or she were an adult an arrest would be counted, or 
when police or other official action beyond a mere interview, warn- 
ing or admonishment is taken. 

Arrest figures do not indicate the number ^of individuals 
arrested or summonsed since, as has. been pointed out, one person may 
be arrested several times during the month. However, arrest infor- 
mation is useful in measuring the extent of law enforcement activities 
in a given geographic area, as well as providing an index for measur- 
ing the involvement in criminal acts, by the age, sex and race of 
perpetrators. 

31 percent of all reported arrests during 1977 were for 
Part I Offenses (Murder, Manslaughter, Forcible Rape, Robbery, 
Aggravated Assault, Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft, and Motor 
Vehicle Theft). Analysis of Part I arrest data indicates that 
Larceny comprised the highest percentage of all arrests for Part I 
crimes, with 48 percent of the total. The same trend for Larceny 
occurred in 1976 with 49 percent of the total. The Disorderly Con- 
duct and All Other Offense categories continue to record the hig'-ast 
percentage of arrests for Part II Offenses. These offenses accounted 
for 42.6 percent of the total Part II Offenses in 1977. In 1976, 
these offenses accounted for 37.1 percent of the total of Part II 
Offenses. 



VIOLENT CRIME 

Arrests for crimes of violence (Murder, Forcible Rape, 
Robbery, and Aggravated Assault) on a statewide basis amounted to 



111 



21.3 percent of arrests for Part I Offenses and 6.5 percent of the 
total arrests in 1977, as compared to 21 percent of arrests for the 
Part I Offenses and 7 percent of total arrests in 1976. A further 
evaluation indicates that arrests for Robbery and Aggravated Assault 
were the most frequent, representing 43 and 47 percent respectively 
of the total arrests for Violent Crimes. 

PROPERTY CRIME 

Property Crime arrests (Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft 
and Motor Vehicle Theft) comprised 78.7 percent of all arrests for 
Part I Offenses and 24.1 percent of the total arrests in -1-977, as 
compared to 79 percent of all arrests for Part I Offenses and 25 per- 
cent of the total arrests in 1976. 

The highest percentage of Property Crime arrests, 61.3 per- 
cent, occurred in the Larceny category, the same as in 1976, with 62 
percent of the total , 



DRUG ABUSE VIOLATION ARRESTS 

Information pertaining to Drug Abuse Violation arrests is 
collected according to specific drug categories and whether the 
arrest was for Sale or Manufacture or Possession of the specific 
drug. During 1977, a total of 13,677 arrests for Drug Abuse Law 
Violations was reported, as compared to 1976 with 15,430 arrests, 
resulting in an 11.4 percent decrease. 

Evaluation of data reported discloses that 56.9 percent of 
all persons arrested for Drug Abuse Violations were under 21 years of 
age. 59.5 percent of all persons arrested for Drug Abuse Violations 
were under 21 in 1976. 31.6 percent of the Drug Abuse Violation 
arrests were for persons under the age of 18 as compared to 33.6 per- 
cent in 1976. 

Analysis of individual categories showed that the highest 
percentage of arrests, 75.4 percent, involved marijuana, as compared 
to 79.0 percent in 1976. 80 percent of the total Drug Abuse arrests 
were for Possession while 20 percent were for Sale or Manufacture. 
In 1976, 84 percent were for Possession while 16 percent were for 
Sale or Manufacture. Possession of Marijuana represented 64.5 per- 
cent of the total Drug Abuse arrests, as compared to 1976 with 69 
percent of the total . 



GAMBLING ARRESTS 

A total of 1,247 Gambling arrests were reported during 
1977. In 1976, 1,798 persons were arrested for Gambling violations, 
resulting in a 30.6 percent decrease. 



112 



Arrests for Gambling offenses amounted to .6 percent of all 
reported Part I and Part II arrests, compared to 1.0 percent in 1976. 
Persons under the age of 18 made up 9.4 percent of all Gambling arrests 
compared to 8.9 percent 1n 1976. The 35-39 age category had the high- 
est percentage of Gambling arrests with 11.4 percent of the total, as 
compared to 10.7 percent of the total for the 35-39 age category, 
which had the highest percentage in 1976. 



« 



113 



ARRESTS 

JUVENILE 
1976 & 1977 




NOV DtC 
5,082 1,516 
1,934 4,024 



114 



ARRESTS 



ADULT 



1976 & 1977 




115 



ARRESTS 

ADULT vs JUVENILE 



1976 




116 



ARRESTS 

DRUG ABUSE VDLATIONS 
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 



1976 




117 



ARRESTS 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY SALE AND POSSESSION 
OF DRUG ABUSE VIOLATION 



SALE 




ARRESTS 

DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS 
POSSESSDN vs SALE AND MANUFACTTJFBNG 



1976 




ARRESTS 

GAMBUNG VIOLATDNS 
PERCENT iDISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 



1976 




A l( R [ S T S 



CLASSIFICATION 
OF OFFENSES 



MALE FEMALE 



Murde*- I NonneqHqent 

Manslaughter 318 , 

Manslaughter by 

Negligence S9 



Forcible Rape 913 

Robbery 4,777 

Felonious Assault 4.708 

Breaking or Entering 12,320 

Larceny-Theft 19,450 

Motor Vehicle Theft 3,643 

Other Assaults 13.398 

Arson 560 

Forgery & Counterfeiting 864 

Fraud 2.810 

Embezzlement 145 
Stolen Property; Buying. 

Receiving. Possessing 1,697 

Vandalism 5,574 
Weapons; Carrying. 

Possessing, etc. 3,172 
Prostitution and 

Coinnerclal ized Vice 486 

Sex Offenses (Except Forcible Rape, 

Prostitution i Co««mercial ized Vice) 1.229 

Drug Abuse Violations 11.329 

Gambling 1,087 
Offenses Against Family 

and Children 1 ,162 

Driving Under the Influence 8,569 

Liquor Laws 4,513 

Disorderly Conduct 13,326 

Vagrancy 511 

All Other Offenses (Except Traffic) 32,758 

Suspicion 1,334 
Curfew and Loitering 

Law Violations 495 

Run-Aways 1 ,400 



10 
273 
811 
740 
7,457 
291 
2,083 
79 
391 
1.629 
35 
230 
484 
254 
383 
55 
2.348 
160 
77 
777 
723 
2,701 
36 
4.948 
235 
200 
1,898 



WHITE 

110 
52 
345 
1 ,073 
2,757 
7,173 
11,825 
2,095 
8.997 
472 
616 
2.460 
97 
1,058 
4,400 
1,655 
430 
866 
9,616 
416 
610 
6,910 
4,080 
8,595 
336 
22.976 
1,164 
460 
2,471 



NEGRO 

253 
11 
576 
3.971 
2.725 
5.834 
14.954 
1.827 
6.432 
162 
637 
1,971 
80 
864 
1,642 
1 ,754 
432 
411 
4,048 
827 
628 
2,403 
1,136 
7.391 
211 
14.623 
400 
232 
821 



INDIAN CHINESE 



JAPANESE ALL OTHER 





2 
2 
26 
10 
22 
7 
22 
1 

3 
1 

2 

14 
5 

2 
3 

6 

13 

26 


46 
3 
1 







2 
4 
2 
15 
1 
7 

1 


2 
2 
I 
2 


1 


18 
4 
8 

21 

2 
2 








2 
1 








1 




1 










1 
1 








1 


2 
7 
39 
90 
4 

23 
4 

1 

S 

2 

3 
11 

2 



6 
10 



1 

9 

3 

7 


39 

1 



4 



GRAND TOTAL 



29.358 



104.115 



77.256 



217 



274 



121 



ARRESTS 



AGE 



CLASSIFICATION 
OF OFFENSES 



10 t. 
Under 



11-12 13-14 



Murder & Nonnegligent 
Manslaughter 

Manslaughter by 
Negl igerce 



Forcible Rape 
Robbery 

Felonious Assault 
Breaking or Entering 
Larceny-Theft 
Motor Vehicle Theft 
Other Assaults 
Arson 

Forgery S Counterfeiting 
Fraud 

Embezzlement 

Stolen Property; Buying, 
Receiving, Possessing 

Vandal ism 

Weapons; Carrying, 
Possessing, etc. 

Prostitution and 
Commercialized Vice 

Sex Offenses (Except Forcible Rape, 
Prostitution S Commercialized Vice) 

Drug Abuse Violations 

Gambl ing 

Offenses Against Family 
and Children 

Driving Under the Influence 
Liguor Laws 
Disorderly Conduct 
Vagrancy 

All Other Offenses (Except Traffic) 
Suspicion 

Curfew and Loitering 
I ciw Violations 

Rt(n - Awd /s 

WAND TOTAL 



48 
321 
485 

11 
174 

48 




7 

31 
- 7 

3 

1 

68 


280 
21 
15 
59 
1 ,'«7 



95 
613 
,194 
52 
286 
70 
3 
4 

33 
558 
29 

41 
58 




594 
29 
47 
22H 
4,294 



249 
,873 



435 
748 



983 
136 
6 
82 
607 
13 
11 
2 

152 

688 
11 

2,113 
88 
202 
I , I ?'» 
13,667 



2 

26 
403 
214 
1 ,529 
2,424 
545 
557 





147 
598 
159 
6 
53 
889 
22 
10 
1 

342 
615 
18 
1 ,«08 
85 
161 
!10« 
II ,'.35 



1 ,856 
2,830 
676 
739 
50 




162 
616 
221 
16 
62 
1 ,283 
36 



692 
895 
20 
,837 
144 
151 



1 ,501 
2,805 
564 
784 



54 
11 
183 
543 
231 
15 
57 
1 ,478 
46 
2 

124 
870 

1 .082 
15 

1 .854 
158 
1 19 
376 



23 
8 
59 
478 
293 
1 ,046 
1 ,860 
347 
792 
35 
52 
80 
12 
179 
316 
212 
29 
58 
1 ,255 
29 
11 
302 
510 
1 ,022 
28 
1 ,931 
166 




26 
4 

56 
368 
247 
777 
1 ,449 
236 
730 

25 

67 



258 
205 
63 
62 
,144 
28 
16 
343 
460 



,978 
114 



244 
523 
1 ,122 
168 
737 
14 
67 



106 
211 
184 
63 
47 
1 ,059 
34 
34 
329 
353 
802 
18 
I ,891 
99 




21 
4 
48 
251 



131 
667 

16 
101 
161 

14 
114 
198 
161 

53 



19 

29 
333 
216 
853 

26 
.689 

68 



185 
193 
296 
751 
89 
637 
12 
83 
157 



14.120 13,955 



1,1 j) 'l,H4/ 8,619 /,66'. 



15 
6 
53 
216 
211 
328 
853 
108 
700 
11 
54 
207 
12^ 
78 
134 
165 
45 
41 
737 
20 
37 
314 
174 
674 
21 
1 ,632 
74 


I) 
6,920 6,21)1) 



136 
135 
47 
51 
661 
16 
42 
364 
135 
548 
24 
1 .426 
72 




122 



CLASSlf ICATION 
or OFFENSES 



Murder t Nonneql tgent 
Manslaughter 

Manslauijhter by 
Negl igence 



Forcible Rape 
Robbery 

Felonious Assault 
Breaking or Entering 
Larceny-Theft 
Motor Vehicle Theft 
Other Assaults 
Arson 

Forgery { Counterfeiting 
Fraud 

Embezzlement 

Stolen Property; Buying, 
Receiving, Possessin^T 

Vandal ism 

Weapons; Carrying, 
Possessing, etc. 

Prostitution and 
Comnercial ized Vice 

Sex Offenses (Except Forcible Rape, 
Prostitution i Comnercial ized Vice) 

Drug Abuse Violations 

Gambi ing 

Offenses Against Family 
and Children 

Driving Under the Influence 
Liquor Laws 
Disorderly Conduct 
Vagrancy 

All Other Offenses (Except Traffic) 
Suspicion 

Curfew and Loitering 
Law Violations 

Run-Aways 

GRAND TOTAL 



: AG _E 

24 25-29 30-34 



20 60 
4 6 

41 163 
602 
816 
815 
2,341 
231 
2,392 



35-J9 40-44 45-40 



'.0-54 



55-69 



60-64 



153 
174 
275 
643 
64 
566 
10 
86 
214 
5 
49 
119 
118 
38 
52 
556 
33 
59 
309 
115 
523 
19 
1,443 
56 



% 


5,745 



35 
273 

1 .070 
30 
190 
368 
500 
189 
185 

1 ,819 
116 
279 

1 .440 
387 

2,037 
85 

5,608 
166 



22,103 



196 
554 
380 
1 ,251 
113 
1 ,615 
33 
141 
842 
19 
128 
237 
299 
95 
130 
704 
90 
245 
1,120 
221 
1 ,351 
39 
3,788 
89 



13,833 



32 
5 
62 
95 
397 
211 
782 
72 
1 .066 
18 
69 
560 



193 
64 
78 
301 
142 
169 
931 
149 
980 
40 
2.572 
55 



9,271 



12 

3 
36 
57 
330 
115 
551 
52 
820 
16 
46 
291 



149 
60 
71 
13' 
109 
133 
899 
136 
878 
29 
1.822 
35 



6.936 



26 
209 
64 
436 
20 
604 
14 
24 
226 
6 
32 
73 
127 
33 
44 
75 
133 
82 
840 
110 
677 
38 
1.345 
16 



5.290 



20 
149 



13 
409 
9 
13 
139 
2 
28 
57 
83 
28 
42 
37 
112 
40 
713 
75 
559 
31 
917 
14 



3.897 



3 

117 
18 

241 
5 

241 

5 

'\3 
1 

13 
33 
58 
10 
25 
18 

103 
12 

498 
63 

342 
34 

631 
6 



2,537 



3 
2 
53 
9 

126 
2 

114 
2 
3 
35 
1 
2 
17 
28 
5 
14 
7 
69 
II 
276 
37 
180 
11 
313 
10 



1 ,334 



65 t 
Over 



3 
2 
1 
2 
56 
8 
164 


103 
1 
2 

14 

5 
5 

26 
4 

14 
3 

77 
3 

164 
24 
152 
6 

234 
4 




1 ,077 



TOTAL 

363 
64 
923 
5.050 
5,519 
13,060 
26.907 
3,934 
15,461 
639 
1.255 
4.439 

leo 

1.927 
6,058 
3.426 
869 
1 .284 
13.677 
1 ,247 
1 ,239 
9,346 
5,236 
16,027 
547 
37,706 
1 ,569 
695 
3.298 
181,965 



123 







' Total Arrests 


'otal Adults 


Total Juvenile! 


Klurder 


Nonnegl igent 
Manslaughter 


Rape 


>> 

% 

o 
ae 


■o 

U «-» 

> w— 

fa 


, Breaking or 
Entering 

1 


Larceny 


1 M/V Theft 


' Sinple 
Assaults 


o 
1 


Forgery & 
i Counterfeiting 


RldiON I 


1 'tffi 


1 1 , '( I 'j 


'1,4/ 1 


1 , 14/' 


' '/ / 




4 '( 


1 4 'J 




1 if- 




1 'I'l 


1 , 1 ?0 


It 






}V7 


11 ,Mb 


8,31? 


2.B33 


!'• 


4 


43 


«/ 


ISB 


H4(J 


i , 'm 


192 


1,244 


11 


97 




% Change 


-6 


-2 


-15 


-7 


-33 


-4 


-42 


-33 


♦6 


*7 


♦24 


♦ 11 




♦3 


CAROLINE COUNTY 


1 976 


604 


427 


1 77 


3 


1 


1 


1 4 




52 


73 


4 


57 


2 


4 




1977 


566 


402 


164 


2 


1 


3 


2 


14 


40 


71 


5 


20 





11 






-6 


-6 


-7 


-33 





+200 


-86 


-53 


-23 


-3 


+25 


-66 




+175 


Denton PD 


1 976 


1 39 


78 


61 











1 




4 


32 





8 










1977 


128 


63 


65 











2 


2 


9 


29 


2 


4 





4 




% Change 


-8 


-19 


+7 
























Federal sburg PD 


1976 


58 


45 


13 








1 





1 


1 


4 


2 


25 










1977 


43 


38 


5 














4 


2 


5 





8 





1 




% Chdnqe 


-26 


-16 


-62 
























holdsDoro rU 


1 976 
1977 
% Chantje 




































Greensboro PD 




22 


1 1 


1 1 

















10 


4 
















1977 


29 


12 


17 

















2 


10 





3 












+32 


+9 


+55 
























r res tun 1 U 


1 976 



































1977 


4 


4 




















1 


2 











1 




% CHdOQe 






























RidQely PD 


1 976 


22 


1 


12 











Q 


] 


8 


4 








2 







1977 


30 


27 


3 


























2 












+36 


+170 


-75 
























LflrUI IHc LUUniy DU 


1 976 


169 


169 

















C 











7 


Q 







1977 


190 


184 


6 








2 





2 


5 


3 
















« Lnsnyc 


♦ 12 


+9 


























JLd Ic rO 1 1 CS 


ly/v 


194 


114 


80 


3 


1 





1 3 


14 


29 


29 


2 


17 


Q 


4 




1977 


142 


74 


68 


2 


1 


1 





6 


21 


22 


3 


3 





5 




!( Change 


-27 


-35 


-15 
























CECIL COUNTY 


1976 


2,005 


1 ,455 


550 


5 


3 


7 


22 


88 


127 


198 


35 


296 


13 


17 




1977 


2,208 


1 ,686 


522 


4 





1 5 


11 


76 


1 33 


244 


30 


359 


3 


10 




% ChdHQC 


+10 


+16 


-5 


-20 




+114 


-50 


-14 


+5 


+23 


-14 


+21 


-77 


-41 


UcC I 1 LwM r U 


1 976 
1977 
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l>na r 1 cb town ru 


1 gyg 


29 


17 


12 














3 


4 



















1977 


4 


4 








































% Chdncje 


-86 


-76 




























1 976 



































1977 


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1 976 


381 


252 


129 








1 


4 


10 


12 


53 


1 6 


37 





4 




1977 


373 


276 


97 











1 


16 


12 


113 


8 


49 





1 




% Change 


-2 


+10 


-25 
























HAvfh Psef Dn 
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1 976 


44 


26 


18 




















7 


1 


12 










1977 


44 


36 


8 








1 





14 


2 


2 


1 


4 










% Change 





+38 


-56 
























Port Deposit PD 


1976 


5 


3 


2 














3 











2 










1977 


7 


4 


3 














1 





2 





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% Change 


♦40 


+33 


+50 

























124 





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1 








1 





2 


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6 

6 



150 
178 



58 


3 


34 


78 


22 


3 


7 


225 


1 


27 


22 


27 


174. 


11 


366 


58 


1 


77 


97 





21 


87 


22 





11 


216 


7 


36 


140 


19 


91 


5 


403 


74 


4 


90 


♦67 




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♦12 







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+33 


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-48 


-55 


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+300 


+ 17 



0000 000 300 15 400 

0000 000 000 20 200 



0000 000 000 00 000 



5 15 4 1 60 15 9 67 8 53 

12 2 12 3 29 13 7 36 1 51 



0000 000 100 1 12 200 

1000 100 700 2 71 010 



0000 00 000 00 000 

0000 000 000 00 200 



125 







Total Arrests 


Total Adults 

1 


c 

3 

•~> 




1 

1 Murder 


i* 

1 Nonnegl igent 
1 Manslaughter 


0. 

IX 


1 Robbery 


Aggravated 
Assaul t 


1 

1 Breaking or 
1 Entering 


Larceny 


M/V Theft 


Simple 
Assaults 


Arson 


Forgery i 
Counterfeiting 


Risinq Sun PD 


1976 


43 


13 


35 














2 


2 


7 


3 


3 










1977 


82 


45 


37 














1 


14 


9 


2 


7 










% Change 


+71 


+246 


+6 
























. 

Cecil County SO 


1976 


671 


576 


95 


2 





3 


7 


26 


17 


34 


3 


118 


12 


3 




1977 


714 


602 


112 








9 


4 


7 


26 


31 


1 


178 


2 


2 




'I Change 


+6 


+5 


+18 
























~ ' ' ' 

State Police 


1976 


827 


568 


259 


3 


3 


3 


11 


44 


92 


97 


1? 


124 


1 


10 




1977 


983 


718 


265 


4 





5 


6 


37 


78 


87 


18 


120 


1 


7 




% Change 


+1 9 


+26 


+2 
























DORCHESTER COUNTY 


1976 


1,645 


1,306 


339 


4 





2 


14 


156 


78 


220 


17 


170 


8 


12 




1977 


1.561 


1 ,196 


365 








4 


7 


104 


99 


247 


16 


189 





8 




% Change 


.5 


-8 


+8 






+ 1 00 


-50 


-33 


+27 


+1 2 


-6 


+ 1 1 




-33 


Cambridge PD 


1976 


806 


594 


212 


2 








8 


110 


29 


155 


7 


41 


1 


11 




1977 


706 


492 


214 











5 


74 


50 


128 


8 


72 





3 




X Change 


-12 


-1 7 


+1 
























■ 

Hurlock PD 


1976 


29 


6 


23 

















5 


8 


3 













1977 


19 


11 


8 














1 


5 


6 
















I Change 


-34 


+83 


-65 
























Dorchester County SO 


1976 


664 


614 


50 


1 





1 


6 


37 


34 


42 


1 


121 


6 


1 




1977 


734 


619 


115 








3 


2 


20 


35 


108 


6 


111 





4 




% Change 


+1 1 


+ ] 


+ 130 
























State Pol ice 


1976 


146 


92 


54 


1 





1 





9 


10 


15 


6 


8 


1 







1977 


102 


74 


28 








1 





9 


9 


5 


2 


6 





<V 




X Change 


-30 


-20 


-48 
























KENT COUNTY 


1976 


536 


467 


69 








2 


9 


78 


50 


45 


3 


48 


4 


5 




1977 


430 


372 


58 








1 


1 


18 


28 


39 


16 


67 










% Change 


-20 


-20 


-16 






-50 


-89 


-77 


-44 


-1 3 




+40 






Chestertown PO 


1976 


53 


41 


12 

















5 


7 


1 


25 


1 


1 




1977 


37 


29 


8 














1 


6 


8 


3 


16 










% Change 


-30 


-29 


-33 
























Ror.k Hall PD 


1976 



































1977 


1 


1 























1 
















% Change 






























Kent County 50 


1976 


422 


394 


28 








2 


9 


74 


42 


27 


2 


16 


1 


4 




1977 


314 


305 


9 








] 


1 


16 


18 


24 


1 


42 










% Change 


-26 


-23 


-68 
























State Pol ice 


1976 


61 


32 


29 














4 


3 


11 





7 


2 







1977 


78 


37 


41 













1 


4 


6 


12 


9 










% Change 


+28 


♦16 


+41 
























QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


1976 


571 


396 


175 


1 





9 


5 


27 


30 


89 


9 


73 


1 


6 




1977 


608 


386 


222 


1 







6 


27 


54 


38 


10 


78 


1 


7 




% Change 


+6 


-3 


+27 







-56 


+20 





+80 


-57 


+1 1 


+7 





+17 ' . " 


Centreville PD 


1976 


35 


17 


18 














7 


5 


9 





3 





1 




1977 


49 


17 


32 














1 


9 





1 


4 


1 







t Change 


+40 





+78 
























Queen Anne's County SO 1976 


232 


209 


23 








3 


1 


8 


2 


7 





46 


1 


1 




1977 


250 


172 


78 














5 


1 


4 





40 





1 




t Change 


+8 


-18 


+239 
























State Police 


1976 


304 


170 


134 


1 





6 


4 


12 


23 


73 


9 


24 





4 




1977 


309 


197 


112 


1 





4 


6 


21 


44 


34 


9 


34 





6 




/ Change 




.•'6 


. -1 6. . 






































126 




















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1 


5 


7 





3 


2 


6b 





27 


() 





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1 


225 


1 





3B 


38 





3 





2 





6 


56 





36 


1 


n 


X4 


() 


240 








49 


34 


2 


24 


42 


18 





4 


92 


1 





1 


17 


38 


2 


73 


57 





22 


46 





14 


71 


16 





5 


117 


7 





116 


6 


19 


3 


93 


73 





34 


78 


2 


22 


74 


7 





6 


95 


7 


57 


56 


4 


91 





429 


14 





22 


52 


3 


24 


99 


10 





3 


73 





19 


56 


4 


75 


2 


338 


105 





24 


-33 


+50 


♦9 


+34 


+43 




-50 


-23 




-67 








-18 




-21 


+650 




♦9 


51 


1 


4 


32 


4 





3 


27 


2 


55 


56 


2 


56 





139 








10 


21 


1 


3 


33 


4 


Q 




32 





1 8 


55 


4 


49 


1 


122 


2 





20 











7 


























6 






































1 








1 





5 

















23 


1 


17 


24 


2 





1 


46 











2 


26 





260 


10 





2 


30 


2 


17 


56 


3 





2 


23 





1 








1 7 


1 


192 


101 








4 





1 


11 


1 





2 


22 


5 


2 








3 





30 


4 





10 


1 





4 


10 


3 








17 














4 





24 


2 





4 



55 





7 


6 


7 


31 





1 


18 


5 


-44 




-86 


+200 


-29 











3 


4 











1 






20 
18 
-10 





50 

71 

, ; +42_ 






12 14 

12 4 
-71 



98 2 
82 
-16 



6 2 

10 



13 





29 


45 


4 


11 





5 


28 


2 


15 




-83 


-38 


-50 











2 





1 








2 












2 
3 
+50 



30 
35 
♦ 17 



5 2 
34 51 
+580 +2450 



26 
13 
-bO - 



2 





144 


3 


2 


16 


ICS 


9 


5 


26 


♦10 


♦200 


♦150 


♦63 


1 





2 


1 


20 


2 


5 


3 




48 



123 

118 



35 
20 





32 



20 
21 



127 



S(MHStT r.UUNIY 


1976 


752 


622 


130 


2 








6 


86 


106 


75 


1? 


78 





4 




197/ 


768 


661 


97 


3 


1 


s 


4 


47 


fl'J 


57 


2(1 


l?4 


U 


3 




^ f,h/in(|P 


H 


16 


-25 


• 50 






- !,1 


■4'< 


■1', 


24 


"6/ 


'59 


, 


•25 


Crisfleld PD 


1976 


IRO 


165 


15 











1 


42 


20 


il) 


1 








2 




1977 


188 


181 


7 














9 


9 


13 





49 










% Change 


+4 


+10 


-53 
























Princess Anne PD 


1976 


49 


38 


11 














5 


3 


7 





9 










1977 


33 


27 


6 














5 


1 


5 


2 













; Chanqe 


-33 


-29 


-45 
























University of Maryland 1976 


6 


6 

















2 


4 

















Eastern Shore PD 


































1977 


6 


6 

















4 


1 








1 










% Chanqe 
































Somerset County SO 


1976 


216 


209 


7 














8 


2 


2 


4 


59 










1977 


283 


278 


5 














n 


1 


8 


4 


62 










" Change 


+31 


+ 33 


-29 
























State Police 


1976 


301 


204 


97 


2 








5 


29 


76 


36 


7 


10 





2 




1977 


248 


169 


79 


3 


1 


5 


4 


18 


77 


31 


14 


12 





3 




% Change 


-18 


-17 


-19 


























TALBOT COUNTY 


1976 


1 ,311 


701 


610 


1 





3 


7 


47 


54 


99 


10 


135 


1 


14 




1977 


1 ,084 


771 


313 


1 





6 


7 


37 


71 


121 


9 


103 


4 


19 




% Change 


-17 


♦ 10 


-49 







+ 100 





-21 


+ 31 


+22 


-10 


-24 


+300 


♦ 36 




Easton PD 


1976 


379 


192 


187 


1 





3 


2 





21 


64 


3 


47 





13 




1977 


250 


153 


97 








5 


2 


3 


22 


58 


3 


22 





7 

■'J 





% Change 


-34 


-20 


-48 
























Oxford PD 


1976 


10 


5 


5 














1 


4 


1 
















1977 


5 


4 


1 














2 


1 


I 


C 













t PALI'S?., _ 


_-50.. 


-20 _ 


-80 
























St. Michael's PD 


1976 


47 


26 


21 














15 


4 


4 





3 


1 


1 




1977 


57 


32 


25 











2 


3 


5 


15 





10 










% Change 


+21 


+23 


+19 
























Trappe PD 


1976 


427 


103 


324 














2 


6 


13 





32 










1977 


129 


48 


81 

















3 


4 





19 










% Chanqe 


-70 


-53 


-75 
























Talbot County SO 


1976 


276 


270 


6 











1 


16 


3 


1 





39 










1977 


391 


388 


3 








1 


3 


15 


4 


5 


2 


40 





10 




% Chanqe 


+42 


+44 


-50 
























State Police 


1976 


172 


105 


67 











4 


13 


16 


16 


7 


14 










1977 


252 


146 


106 


1 











14 


36 


38 


4 


12 


4 


2 




% Chanqe 


+47 


+39 


+58 
























WICOMICO COUNTY 


1976 


1,787 


1,324 


463 


7 


2 


6 


54 


115 


180 


268 


26 


150 


2 


20 




1977 


1,813 


1 ,434 


379 


12 





3 


31 


86 


168 


229 


59 


194 


5 


26 




% Change 


+1 


+8 


-18 


+71 


. 


-50 


-43 


.-25 


-7 


-15 


+ 127 


+29 


+ 150 


+30 


Delmar PD 


1976 


10 


2 


8 














2 


1 


3 





2 










1977 


6 


3 


3 

















3 





1 













% Change 


-40 


+50 


-63 
























Frultland PD 


1976 


17 


6 


11 


1 














12 


3 
















1977 


10 


10 











1 





3 





1 


4 













i Change 


-41 


♦67 


























Sal Isbury PD 


1976 


789 


584 


205 








4 


30 


13 


65 


87 


8 


100 





9 




1977 


750 


554 


196 


7 





1 


21 


9 


64 


90 


38 


102 





21 




I Change 


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126 







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133 









71 




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241 


185 


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16 


49 


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8 


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35 


34 


28 


9 


275 


45 


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+159 




+100 


-29 


+30 






-35 




-86 


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-44 


-70 





♦ 14 


-76 


-46 


♦60 


3 





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20 


7 








38 











15 


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57 





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70 








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1 


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17 


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2 


193 











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30 


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20 


48 


1 


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67 


18 





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29 





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10 


521 


1 





14 


106 


1 


40 


86 


11 





5 


92 


6 


34 


34 


43 


55 


7 


465 


12 





3 


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+33 


+28 


-39 




-17 


-7 


♦ 100 


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+330 


-45 


-30 


-11 


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-79 






































1 





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2 








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1 



















































































1 














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20 


1 


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40 


9 





3 


39 


3 


29 





7 


80 


10 


222 











32 


1 


13 


35 


9 





1 


19 


6 


34 





41 


40 


7 


159 












129 







Total Arrests 


Total Adults 


1 Total Juvenile; 


Murder 


C 0^ 

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1 


Aggravated 
Assault 


1 

Breaking or 
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t 

1 Larceny 


i 


Simple 
Assaults 


Arson 


Forgery i 
Counterfeiting 


'.iill<V|P fD 


1976 
I '(77 
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38 
121 
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26 
97 
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12 
24 
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3 
3 


4 

5 


5 
33 


1 

2 



5 










Wif.fimicfi County SO 


1976 


445 


431 


14 











1 


63 


1 


78 





30 










1 977 


490 


483 


7 














29 





4fi 





75 


5 







' Change 


+10 


♦ 12 


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Std te Pol i ce 


1976 


488 


275 


213 


6 


2 


2 


23 


34 


97 


92 


1 7 


18 


2 


11 




1977 


435 


287 


149 


5 








10 


42 


96 


57 


1 4 


12 





5 




. Change 




_!;4_ 


-30 
























WORCESTER COUNTY 


1976 


2,604 


1 ,775 


829 


4 





15 


18 


56 


116 


199 


39 


113 


6 


12 




1977 


2,117 


1,404 


713 


2 


2 


2 


18 


49 


158 


313 


27 


110 


1 


13 




7, Change 


-19 


-21 


-14 


-50 




-87 





-13 


+36 


+57 


-31 


-3 


-83 


+8 


Berl in PD 


1976 


57 


42 


15 














4 


5 


5 


1 





1 


2 




1977 


94 


54 


40 











2 


7 


7 


6 


2 


3 










. X Change 


+65 


+29 


♦ 167 
























Ocean City PD 


1976 


1 ,910 


1 ,270 


640 











8 


7 


58 


104 


29 


88 


2 


3 




1977 


1,401 


914 


487 


1 


1 





6 


9 


107 


156 


14 


62 





4 




* Change 


-27 


-28 


























Ocean Pines PO 


1976 


3 


1 


2 

















1 



















1977 


11 


7 


4 














1 


1 


4 
















■• Change 


+267 


+600 


+100 
























Pocomoke City PD 


1976 


173 


116 


57 











1 


11 


8 


34 


2 


3 


1 







1977 


139 


89 


50 














1 


15 


54 


1 


8 


1 


5 




X Change 


-20 


-23 


-12 
























Snow Hill PD 


1976 


27 


14 


13 








1 








1 


2 


1 


7 










1977 


47 


29 


18 








1 





1 


2 


6 





10 










I Change 


+74 


♦ 107 


+38 
























Worcester County SO 


1976 


269 


225 


44 








7 


1 


23 


11 


17 


1 


1 1 


2 


7 




1977 


184 


113 


71 


1 


1 


1 


6 


12 


12 


66 


8 


2 





1 




% Change 


-32 


-50 


+61 
























State Police 


1976 


165 


107 


58 







7 


8 


1 1 


32 


37 


5 


4 










1977 


241 


198 


43 











4 


18 


14 


21 


2 


25 





3 




% Change 


+46 


+85 


-26 
























REGION II 


1976 


4 ,942 


3,295 


1 ,647 


1 1 


5 


22 


50 


232 


442 


522 


60 


690 


1 3 


50 




1977 


5,213 


3,403 


1 ,810 


12 


2 


25 


36 


233 


492 


571 


8) 


646 


14 


37 




% Change 


+5 


+3 


+ 10 


+9 


-60 


+14 


-28 


+ .4 


+11 


+9 


+35 


-6 


+8 


-26 


CALVERT COUNTY 


1976 


984 


656 


328 


3 


4 


13 




84 


1 03 


99 


13 


1 08 


3 


9 




1977 


1,072 


688 


384 


5 


1 


14 


8 


83 


99 


122 


10 


93 


1 


5 




t Change 


+9 


+5 


+17 


+67 


-75 


+8 


+100 


-1 


-4 


+23 


-23 


-14 


-67 


-44 


Chesapeake Beach PO 


1976 


27 


1 4 


1 3 


Q 








Q 


Q 


Q 




3 


Q 





Q 




1977 


21 


13 


8 














2 





3 





1 










t Change 


-22 


-7 


-38 
























North Beach PO 


1976 


51 


22 


29 

















8 


3 





5 


1 


1 




1977 


44 


25 


19 














5 


8 








14 










% Change 


-14 


+14 


-34 
























Calvert County SO 


1976 


118 


91 


27 

















18 


8 





15 










1 977 


72 


65 


7 

















3 


5 





1 










% Change 


-39 


-29 


-74 
























State Police 


1976 


788 


529 


259 


3 


4 


13 


4 


84 


77 


83 


10 


88 


2 


8 




1977 


935 


585 


350 


5 


1 


14 


8 


76 


88 


114 


10 


77 


1 


5 




1 Change 


♦_1,9 


+ 1.1 


♦36 

























130 



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4 





239 











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18 


26 


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3 


47 











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57 








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33 


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43 








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32 


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51 


19 


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1 


598 


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547 





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1 


31 


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459 





4 


66 


6 


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454 


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-23 




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1 





1 








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20 








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22 










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37 





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545 


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69 


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248 


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2 








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90 








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63 


299 


96 


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23 


387 


16 


60 


140 


34 


224 


7 


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95 


1 


233 


191 


2 


78 


275 


63 


13 


33 


324 


6 


24 


358 


68 


225 


9 


984 


109 


1 


301 


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-60 


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-8 


-34 


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♦43 


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-63 


-60 


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♦29 


+4 


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24 





17 


61 


22 





9 


59 


15 


15 


13 


6 


53 


1 


170 


11 


sv 


64 


36 


1 


30 


85 


18 





15 


60 





14 


52 


5 


69 


2 


156 


28 


1 


59 


*50 




♦76 


♦39 


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♦67 


♦2 




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♦300 


-17 


♦30 


♦100 


-8 


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-8 














2 

















5 





3 





2 








7 














1 

















3 





8 





3 




















9 











3 








3 





10 





2 





1 


5 











3 


1 








2 











1 


8 





1 








1 








6 


5 











4 








5 





8 





46 








3 


1 





3 


1 











4 








7 





2 





44 








1 


24 





11 


47 


20 





9 


52 


15 


15 





6 


32 


1 


120 


11 





49 


35 


1 


27 


81 


16 





15 


54 





14 


42 


4 


51 


2 


108 


28 


1 


57 



131 















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c 










c 

Qi 




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c 
















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c c 




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c 




c 














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CD LLl 










o o 


CHARLES f.OUniY 


1 976 


? »4 74 


1 668 


806 




1 








203 


276 


37 


3t)l 


1 


33 




1977 




1 , 76'. 


823 


2 


I 


6 


I'j 


77 




26? 


53 


355 


13 


28 




Change 


*i 


+ 6 


»? 


-67. 





► 20 


-50 




• 24 




'4 3 


♦ 1 


•30 


-15 


La I'lata HD 


1976 


21 


7 


14 








n 





1 


1 


4 


Cj 


1 










1977 


2 


1 


1 





f) 








1 






















_I Change_ 


-90 


-86 


-.93 
























Charles Count/ SO 


1 976 


? ( 146 


1 ,478 


668 






3 


1 7 


D J 


1 66 


223 


20 


330 


1 


30 




1977 


2,091 


1,418 


673 


2 





6 


12 


42 


222 


205 


31 


332 


11 


24 




z^_Change_ 


-J 


-4 


+J_ 
























State Pol ice 


1 976 


307 


183 


1 24 


2 





2 


1 3 


31 


36 


43 


1 7 


20 





3 




1977 


a95 


346 


149 





1 





3 


34 


30 


57 


22 


23 


2 


4 




Change 


+61 


+89 


+20 
























ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


1 976 


1 ,484 


971 


51 3 


2 





4 


1 6 


63 


1 36 


1 48 


1 


231 





8 




1977 


1 ,553 


950 


603 


5 





5 


13 


73 


141 


187 


18 


198 





4 




? Change 


+5 


-2 


+ 18 


+150 




+25 


-81 


+16 


+4 


+26 


+80 


-14 




-50 


*Leonardtown PD 


1 976 
































1977 


36 


31 


5 

















2 



















T Change 






























*St. Mary's College PD 


1976 
































1977 


1 


1 








































- Change 






























St . Mary ' s County SO 


1 976 


1 ,020 


699 


321 


2 





1 


6 


1 7 


88 


1 00 





201 





6 




1977 


957 


536 


421 


1 








3 


17 


88 


131 





173 





'3 




T Change 


:± 




























State Pol Ice 


1 976 


464 


272 


1 92 








3 


1 


46 


48 


48 


1 


30 





2 




1977 


659 


3B2 


177 


4 





5 


10 


56 


51 


66 


18 


25 





1 




'/ Change 


• 20 


+40 


-8 
























tic r 1 f\u 1 t 1 


1976 


9, 1 99 


6,495 


2,704 


1 7 


4 


22 


97 


480 


638 


1 ,268 


1 1 7 


1 ,049 


13 


152 




1977 


10,611 


7,489 


3,122 


10 


17 


27 


89 


463 


610 


1 ,324 


162 


1 ,166 


11 


121 




% Change 


+15 


+15 


+15 


-41 


+325 


+23 


-8 


-4 


-4 


+4 


+38 


+11 


-15 


-20 


ftLLtuAni COUNTY 


1976 


1 ,630 


1 ,131 


499 


2 


1 


4 


25 


86 


97 


226 


39 


268 


6 


15 




1977 


1,940 


1 ,236 


704 


2 


5 


4 


10 


98 


109 


232 


26 


253 


3 


19 




* Change 


+19 


+9 


+41 





+400 





-60 


+ 14 


+12 


+3 


-33 


-6 


-50 


+27 


Cuciberland PD 


1976 


845 


529 


316 


1 








12 


1 


40 


130 


12 


120 


3 


8 




1977 


951 


445 


506 


1 


1 


2 


5 


8 


43 


140 


11 


81 


2 


6 




% Change 


+13 


-16 


+60 
























Frostburg PD 


1 976 


137 


100 


37 

















5 








21 










1977 


136 


93 


43 


























29 










% Change 


-1 


-7 


+16 
























Frostburg State 
College PO 


1976 
1977 
% Change 


36 
58 
+61 


31 
53 
+71 


5 
5 












1 
1 






4 

3 


3 



12 




1 


5 
4 




1 




1 


Lonaconing PD 


1976 


3 


2 


I 


























2 










1977 


11 


10 


1 














1 








2 


1 










% Change 


+267 


♦400 



























We stern port PD 


1 976 


28 


22 


6 











1 





2 


3 




2 


Q 


g 




1977 


45 


30 


15 








1 





7 


5 


3 


1 













X Change 


+61 


+36 


+ 150 
























Allegany County SO 


1976 


174 


157 


17 








1 


3 


10 


2 


1 


1 


103 


1 


1 




1977 


247 


236 


11 





1 








13 


4 


11 


2 


114 





1 




t Change 


+42 


+50 


-35 

























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132 



T3 

k. 


c 

i 
1 


Rece-.ve. Possess 
3r Buy Stolen Prop, 


1 


■eaoons: Carrying, 
Possessing 


Prostit. J 
Comer. Vice 


c 

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3! 


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o 
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c 
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k. 

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Curfew & Loiter. 
Ltm Violations 

i 


I 

7 
% 

nc 






































119 





30 




29 





10 


171 


(1 


45 


126 


12 


I Ob 


6 


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23 





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28 


128 


25 


5 


14 


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6 


1 


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HI 


2 


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Htf 


9 
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29 




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61 





a 




^- 


10 


28 


8 


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37 


Q 




70 


33 


28 







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1 


260 


10 


109 


424 


84 


3 


54 


681 


39 


175 


555 


183 


846 


84 


1.400 


91 


11 


333 


428 


g 


126 


426 


121 


4 


66 


765 


1 


1 30 






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1 38 


2 036 


90 


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367 


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+ .6 


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+33 


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♦ 12 


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♦63 


-17 


+64 


+45 


-1 


+209 


+10 « 


19 


1 


10 


24 


10 





5 


69 


1 


5 


126 


52 


143 





311 


13 


1 


71 


32 


] 


14 


DU 


21 





27 


1 38 





7 


1 69 


1 02 


150 


1 


375 


14 


16 


62 


+68 





+40 


♦108 


+110 




+440 


+100 




+40 


♦34 


+96 


+5 




+21 


+8 


+1500 


-13 


4 





6 





6 





3 


23 


1 


2 


102 


40 


72 





214 








45 


3 





3 





18 





14 


73 








97 


92 


94 





203 





15 


39 



































3 


32 





64 





-V 


12 



































2 


23 


1 


73 


2 


1 

























5 








3 











3 




















3 











5 








1 


1 


3 





29 






























































1 











4 




















2 





1 






































2 





1 


3 


1 


9 





1 





1 





Q 


Q 
















9 








8 




5 


Q 


] 








1 


6 




















6 








18 


3 


11 














7 


10 








3 


1 








13 





6 


n 


2 


11 





39 


1 





4 



133 



state'* Attbriti.'y ' $ 


1976 


13 


12 


1 














3 





1 





7 








Offtte 


1977 


33 


23 


10 














5 





3 





14 





2 




X Chanye 


♦ 1 54 


♦ 9/^ 


+900_ 
























Stdte Police 


1976 


394 


278 


116 


1 


1 


2 


9 


68 


4') 


79 


24 


8 


2 


6 




1977 


459 


346 


113 


1 


3 





5 


61 


57 


70 


9 


10 





9 




y Change 


+16_ 


♦24_ 


-3 
























CARROLL COUNTY 


1976 


1 ,981 


1 ,321 


660 


2 





7 


15 


120 


162 


265 


20 


160 


2 


8 




1977 


1 ,936 


1 ,332 


604 


1 


? 


6 


12 


1 32 


1 1 9 


241 


31 


152 





22 




7 Change 


-2 


+ 1 


-8 


-50 




-14 


-20 


_+J0_ 


-27 


-9 


+55 


-5 




♦ 175 


Hainpstcdd PD 


1976 


29 


10 


19 

















1 








9 










1977 


12 


4 


8 




















2 





1 










% Change 


-59 


-60 


-58 
























Manchester PO 


1976 


6 


3 


3 














1 











3 










1977 


7 


4 


3 

















2 


C 





1 










* Change 


+1 7 


+33 



























New Windsor PD 


1976 


3 


1 


2 

















2 



















1977 


1 





1 




















1 
















% Change 


-67 




-50 
























Sykesvllle PD 


1976 


83 


40 


43 


1 











6 


2 


11 





10 










1977 


62 


40 


22 











1 


3 


8 


6 


2 


10 










% Change 


-26 





-49 
























Taneytown PD 


1976 


63 


44 


19 














4 


3 


1 1 





1 










1977 


58 


32 


26 














5 


2 


7 





1 





a, 




% Change 


-8 


-27 


+ 37 
























Union Bridge PD 


1976 


19 


7 


12 











1 


1 





1 





1 










1977 


15 


9 


6 














2 





3 
















% Change 


-21 


+29 


-50 
























Westminster PD 


1976 


349 


252 


97 








2 





2 


16 


35 


3 


40 





3 




1977 


402 


288 


114 








1 


3 


1 


25 


58 


1 


36 





5 




% Change 


+15 


+ 14 


+18 
























•Carroll County SO 


1976 
































1977 


85 


83 


2 














1 






















% Change 






























State Police 


1976 


1 ,429 


964 


465 


1 


Q 




14 


1 06 


1 38 


207 


1 7 


96 


2 


5 




1977 


1 .294 


872 


422 


] 


2 




g 


120 


82 


1 64 


28 


103 





1 7 




% Change 


-9 


-10 


-9 
























FREDERICK COUNTY 


1976 


2,921 


2 076 


845 


] ] 




g 


g 


1 63 


1 86 


420 


31 


31 9 




1 1 1 




1977 


3.078 


2,179 


899 


4 


3 


g 


36 


1 33 


1 54 


430 


49 


263 


2 


29 




% Change 


+5 


+5 


+6 


-64 


+200 


+50 


+300 


-18 


-17 


+2 


+58 


-18 


+100 


-74 


Brunswick PD 


1976 


235 


1 91 


44 


Q 


Q 


Q 


Q 


g 


g 


1 9 


] 


45 










1977 


1 63 


1 1 7 


46 


Q 




Q 






] 


1 




29 










% Change 


-31 


-39 


+5 
























Burklttsvllle PD 


1976 


10 


7 


3 














4 


1 


3 





1 










1977 


2 





2 

















2 



















% Change 


-80 




-33 
























Emitsburg PD 


1976 


18 


17 


1 








1 











1 





2 





1 




1977 


19 


19 





























1 










i Change 


+6 


+12 


























Frederick PD 


1976 


1,541 


1 ,131 


410 


2 





2 


4 


26 


67 


294 


15 


185 





107 




1977 


1.694 


1 ,195 


499 





1 


3 


23 


43 


70 


322 


27 


168 


2 


18 




7. Change 


♦10 


+6 


+22 

























•1976 statistics not available 



Fraud 


c 

1 
1 


Receive, Possess 
or Buy Stolen Prop. 


Vandal ism 


Weapons: Carrying, 
Possessing 


Prostit. h 
Conner. Vice 


Sex Offenses 


Drug Abuse 
Violations 


E 

3 


Offenses Against 
FaT.ily J Children 


, Driving under 
! the Influence 


* 

o 

3 

cr 


1 Disorderly 
1 Conduct 




All other 
Offenses 


Suspicion 


[ Curfew & Loi ter. 
Lao Violations 


i 

c 

S 





1 





























1 























1 


















1 




4 













2 








1 











9 





4 


24 


4 





2 


33 





2 





4 


19 







29 


13 





6 


19 





11 


37 


2 





-12 


34 





1 


50 


2 


13 









29 




11 









13 


-r- 

97 


1 


39 


169 


25 





11 


241 


1 




29 


23 


33 


113 


2 


362 


20 


2 




52 


94 


1 


32 


106 


36 





16 


250 





2 


80 


53 


79 


4 


389 


20 





56 


-3 





-18 


-37 


♦44 


- 


♦45 


♦4 




-93 


+248 


♦61 


-30 


♦100 


♦ 7 





- 


♦8 











5 











2 








6 





5 





1 











1 




















1 








1 


4 








2 

















































2 

















Z 








1 


























1 


























1 




















































































- 
































3 


1 










18 







1 


6 





10 





4 


2 


2 


6 





1 


8 


8 


1 





1 


8 








3 





1 





1 











2 











2 








12 








8 


8 


5 


1 


6 




















2 


4 








13 








12 


5 


3 




*• 


4 




















1 











5 











4 


3 





2 











2 





























3 





2 


1 


2 











14 





f 


27 


5 





3 


53 





2 


3 


8 


32 





96 








2 


2 





11 


4 


10 





1 


85 











29 


38 





92 












0000 000 200 00 82 00 



81 1 36 132 17 8 151 1 26 13 56 1 253 18 44 

87 13 91 21 14 141 2 61 15 34 3 206 20 56 



81 1 37 124 22 17 181 137 212 57 231 69 391 6 6 91 

211 2 51 130 35 3 14 168 114 326 41 174 99 486 12 16 84 

♦160 +100 +38 +5 +59 -18 -J - -17 +54 -28 - 25 +43 +24 +100 ♦167:- -8 

20 10 6 302 301 16 6 59 3825 3 

1023 100 901 15 13 27 2 39 03 



0000 000 000 10 000 

0000 000 000 00 000 



0000 000 002 4 1 30 200 1 

1002 000 00 1 5 70 200 



37 1 7 48 1 10 63 63 180 20 138 66 177 1 27 

166 30 55 21 2 10 60 50 207 9 106 96 158 13 34 



135 



Thurmont PD 


1976 


26 


15 


11 


























3 










1977 


30 


13 


17 











I 





4 


3 





3 










t Chanj_e__ 


*}± ^ 


... - JA 


_+55 





-'— ■ 







. 





— 











-• - 

Frederick County SO 


1976 


60 


48 


2 


























1 










1977 


Ibl 


1 J9 


12 





c 











c 


1 





5 










% Change 


+J52 _ 


+J40 


+500 





























— . 

State Police 


1976 


1,031 


657 


374 


9 


1 


3 


5 


125 


112 


103 




15 


_ 

82 


1 




3 




1977 


1 ,019 


696 


323 


4 


2 


6 


10 


86 


77 


94 


21 


57 





n 




% Change 


-J _ 


+6. 


-14 





. _ 





-■ 









. 











— . 

GARRETT COUNTY 


19/6 


450 


330 


120 





1 


1 


7 


54 


35 


40 


10 


24 


1 


2 




1977 


455 


316 


139 


1 


1 


4 


1 


36 


60 


46 


12 


34 


3 


5 




% Change 


+1 


-4 


+ 16 


- 





+300 


-86 


-33 


+71 


+ 15 


+20 


+42 


+200 


+ 150 


Oakland PD 


1976 


31 


24 


7 














4 


2 


8 





2 










1977 


50 


26 


24 














3 


8 


12 


6 


1 





2 




% Change 


+61 


+8 


+243 


























Garrett County SO 


1976 


222 


181 


41 








1 


6 


26 


16 


16 


1 


21 


1 







1977 


218 


162 


56 





1 


2 





4 


21 


15 


2 


32 


1 


3 




% Change 


-2 


-10 


+37 
























State Police 


1976 


197 


125 


72 





1 





1 


24 


17 


16 


9 


1 





2 




1977 


187 


128 


59 


1 





2 


1 


29 


31 


19 


4 


1 


2 







% Change 


-5 


+2 


-18 
























WASHINGTON COUNTY 


1976 


2,217 


1 .637 


580 


2 


1 


4 


41 


57 


158 


317 


17 


278 


3 


16 




1977 


3,202 


2.426 


776 


2 


6 


4 


30 


64 


168 


375 


44 


463 


3 


46 




X Change 


+44 


+48 


+34 





+500 





-27 


+ 12 


+6 


+18 


+ 159 


+67 





+188 


Boonsboro PD 


1976 


16 


8 


8 




















8 
















1977 


36 


22 


14 














1 


2 


2 


1 


1 





2' 




* Change 


♦125 


+ 175 


+75 
























-— ~ 

He 56 rs town PD 


1976 


1,492 


1 .143 


349 











18 


5 


105 




182 


5 


242 


3 


10 




1977 


1.660 


1 .250 


410 


2 





1 


16 


8 


82 


211 


12 


290 


1 


30 




% Change 


+11 


+9 


+17 
























Hancock PD 


1976 


81 


66 


15 


















2 


1 


14 


1 


'i4 





2 




1977 


116 


92 


24 

















3 


18 


2 


24 








_ 


X Change 


+43 


+ 39 


♦ 60 
























W11 1 iamsport PD 


1976 


18 


17 


1 






















2 





1 










1977 


35 


20 


15 














1 


7 


2 





2 


c 







% Change 


+94 


+18 


+1400 
























Washington County SO 


1976 


167 


128 


39 








2 


3 


16 


13 


55 











3 




1977 


832 


724 


108 











5 


16 


25 


106 


12 


126 


2 


9 




% Change 


+398 


+466 


+177 
























State Police 


1976 


443 


275 


168 


2 


1 


2 


20 


34 


39 


56 


11 


21 





1 




1977 


523 


318 


205 





6 


3 


9 


38 


49 


36 


17 


20 





5 




% Change 


+18 


+16 


+22 
























REGION IV 


1976 


37,775 


20,530 


17,245 


71 


21 


147 


870 


908 


3.569 


8,310 


843 


2,355 


198 


339 




1977 


41 ,121 


23,861 


17,260 


65 


18 


139 


993 


902 


3,347 


8,148 


783 


2.889 


258 


388 




% Change 


+9 


+16 


+ .1 


-8 


-14 


-5 


+ 14 


-1 


-6 


-2 


-7 


+23 


+30 


+14 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


1976 


15.009 


8,924 


6,085 


31 





29 


227 


171 


909 


2,995 


352 


992 


68 


116 




1977 


14,119 


8,910 


5.209 


20 


2 


29 


195 


186 


905 


3,010 


379 


1.227 


84 


130 




' Change 


-6 


-.2 


-14 


-35 







-14 


+9 


-.4 


+1 


+8 


+24 


+24 


+12 


Galthersburg PD 


1976 


17 


1 


16 

















1 


9 
















1977 


9 


1 


8 

















3 


3 


2 













X Change 


-47 





-50 

























136 





























1 


10 


n 


2 














5 




































7 









5 




— 


2 














5 

- - ■ ■■ 


f) 







— . 



















• 


9 





3 





2 


1 


3 


41 











2 





Q 














7 





2 








1 





1 33 





u 


u 


42 





20 


65 


18 





5 


106 





67 


2 


28 


27 





133 


4 





55 


41 


2 


1 9 


70 


1 3 


1 


4 


92 





60 


92 


19 


28 


1 


152 


12 





45 


13 





7 


16 


3 





8 


43 





2 


10 


5 


33 


5 


110 


8 





12 


19 


1 


4 


11 


1 





4 


23 





2 


23 





18 


11 


101 


7 





27 


446 




-43 


-31 


-67 




-50 


-47 







+130 




-45 


♦ 120 


-8 


-13 




+ 125 











1 











1 








6 





3 





3 








1 





1 





3 




















2 





3 





6 








3 


4 





4 














16 





1 


4 





14 


4 


77 


2 





8 


6 





3 











1 


7 





2 


8 





7 


10 


70 




— 





24 


9 





3 


15 


3 





8 


26 





1 







6 


16 


1 


30 


6 





3 


14 





1 


8 


1 





3 


16 








13 





8 


1 




25 


7 












50 


7 


16 


91 


24 


3 


13 


147 


37 


2 


184 


36 


326 


8 


226 


44 


2 


107 


72 


3 


25 


129 


28 


1 


25 


186 


1 


5 


249 


103 


285 


23 


685 


37 


2 


138 


+44 


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232 


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312 


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2,872 


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441 


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Park Polke 


1976 

1977 


1 "iO 
343 


66 

225 


84 

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7 




2 







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+129 


+241 


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Montgomery County PD 


1976 


1.1.827 


8,277 


5,550 


29 


n 


26 


182 


1 1 1 


861 


2,872 


323 




942 


67 




108 




1977 


12,739 


7.921 


4,818 


1 7 





23 


186 


119 


841 


2,938 


353 


1 ,186 


81 


99 




% Change 


-8 


-4_ 


_-13_ 
























RockvlHe PD 


1 976 


129 


70 


69 







— 
















12 




7 




25 


1 


6 












1977 


154 


71 


83 














8 


1 


36 


5 


3 


2 


4 




% Change 


+ 19 


+ 1 


+41 
























*Takoma Park PD 


1976 


779 


428 


351 


2 





3 


45 


36 


39 


81 


19 


42 


1 


8 




1977 


327 


186 


141 


1 





4 


1 


43 


24 


21 


6 


27 


1 


10 




X Change 






























'♦Montgomery County SO 


1 976 
































1977 


355 


353 


2 


2 


2 


2 


8 


4 


20 


1 


8 


1 





16 




X Change 






























State Police 


1 976 


107 


82 


25 














12 





8 


9 













1 977 


1 92 


1 53 


39 














9 


9 


9 


5 


9 





1 




% Change 


+79 


+87 


+56 


























PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY 


1976 


22,766 


1 1 , 606 


1 1 , 1 60 


40 




21 


118 


643 


737 




2,660 


5,31 5 


491 


1 ,363 


1 30 


223 




1977 


27,002 


14,951 


12,051 


45 


1 6 


110 


798 


716 


2,442 


5,1 38 


404 


1 ,662 


1 74 


258 




X Change 


+19 


+29 


+8 


+13 


-24 


-7 


+24 


-3 


-8 


-3 


-18 


+22 


+34 


+16 


**Berwyn Heights PO 


1976 
































1977 


16 


2 


14 














1 


3 



















% Change 






























Bladensburg PD 


1976 


671 




303 




368 










1 


9 


32 


1 3 


71 


1 


29 










1977 


490 


218 


272 








1 


9 


1 6 


10 


50 


3 


1 3 





2 




X Change 


-27 


-28 


-26 
























Bowie State College PD ig76 



































1977 


5 


4 


1 

















1 


4 
















% Change 






























••Capitol Heights PO 


1976 
































1977 


19 


5 


14 











3 








6 





3 










% Change 






























Cheverly PD 


1976 


130 


55 


75 











2 


4 


9 


16 


1 


6 





1 




1977 


173 


73 


100 





1 


1 





5 


14 


17 


2 


13 





2 




X Change 


+33 


+33 


+33 
























Colmar Manor- 
Cottage City PD 


1976 


81 


16 


65 














2 


5 


12 





3 










1977 


13 





13 














2 


2 


3 


2 


1 










% Change 


-84 


- 


-80 
























District Heights PO 


1976 


114 


57 


57 














3 


7 


1 1 


2 


9 










1977 


103 


33 


70 














13 


11 


3 


7 


3 










% Change 


-10 


-42 


+23 

























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1976 
































1977 


1 2 


8 


4 














1 


1 





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Q 







% Change 






























Fairmount Heights PO 


1976 


13 


9 


4 














1 


1 


1 


2 













1977 


6 


5 


1 

















2 



















% Change 


-54 


-44 


-75 
























Forest Heights PD 


1976 


65 


13 


52 














11 


13 


11 





4 










1977 


39 


12 


27 


1 








4 


3 


5 


4 





3 










X Change 


-40 


-8 


-48 

























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139 



*Glen Arden PD 


1 a7A 
































1977 


5? 


22 


30 











2 


12 


5 


9 
















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Greenbclt PD 


1 176 


■SCO 


1 64 


1 94 


Q 


Q 


1 


'/ 


6 


27 


40 


20 


16 


1 


5 




1977 


307 


132 


175 








1 


7 


6 


19 


34 


14 


20 





2 




X Change 


-14 


-20 


-10 
























HyattsvUle PD 


1 976 


478 


1 20 


348 


Q 








3 


15 


20 


39 


7 


39 


6 


2 




1977 


440 


147 


293 








1 


5 


17 


46 


40 


18 


20 





3 




% Change 


-8 


+13 


-16 
























*Landover Hills PD 


1976 
































1977 


14 


3 


11 

















4 



















Change 






























Laurel PD 


1976 


436 


287 










2 


g 




29 


1 31 


8 


20 










1977 


343 


231 


112 











6 


6 


18 


106 


5 


22 


1 ' 


5 




% Change 


-21 


-20 


-25 
























*Morningside PD 


1 976 
































1977 


41 


9 


32 














2 


1 


1 





4 


6 







% Change 






























*Md. National Capital 
Park Police 


1 976 
1977 
% Change 


1,785 


159 


1,626 








1 


1 





18 


25 


14 


37 








Mt. Rainier PD 


1 976 


259 


1 64 




Q 


Q 


Q 


2 


1 \ 


1 6 


19 


1 


10 





1 




1977 


240 


148 


92 














14 


14 


25 


1 


14 










% Change 


-7 


-10 


-3 
























Prince George's 
County PD 


1 976 
1977 
% Change 


18»930 
17,149 
-9 


9,604 
8,654 
-10 


9,326 
8,495 
-9 


39 
38 


1 8 
15 


11? 

96 


596 
748 


61 3 
549 


2,439 
2,187 


4 ,868 
4,664 


414 

281 


1 ,145 

991 


122 
166 


208 
225 


Riverdale PD 


1976 


115 


57 


58 














g 


2 


2 


3 


6 


1 







1977 


116 


53 


63 








2 





3 


8 


8 


2 


7 





1 




% Change 


+1 


-7 


+9 
























**Takoma Park PD 


1976 
































1977 


184 


126 


58 








1 


2 


3 


13 


55 


5 


5 





2 




% Change 






























University of Maryland 1976 
College Park PD 

1977 


186 
123 


1 30 
82 


56 
41 














6 
4 


4 


1 2 
6 


31 
18 


g 



24 

7 







1 




% Change 


-34 


-37 


-27 
























University Park PD 


1976 


10 


7 


3 














2 





















1977 


8 


1 


7 

















4 



















% Change 


-20 


-86 


+133 
























•Upper Marlboro PD 


1976 
































1977 














































% Change 






























'Prince George's 
County SO 


1976 
1977 
% Change 


4,007 


3,846 


161 




















5 


2 


426 


1 


4 


State Police 


1976 


920 


610 


310 


1 


3 


2 


17 


29 


67 


62 


26 


52 





6 




1977 


1,317 


978 


339 


6 





6 


12 


59 


50 


61 


48 


72 





11 




% Change 


+43 


+60 


+9 
























REGION V 


1976 


107,695 


71 ,691 


36,004 


309 


23 


613 


3,946 


2,827 


7,597 


15,566 


2,528 


10,654 


324 


576 




1977 


105,774 


72,000 


33,774 


251 


23 


683 


3,845 


3,409 


7,771 


15,488 


2,678 


9,534 


263 


612 




t Change 


-2 


+ .4 


-6 


-19 





+11 


-3 


+21 


+2 


-1 


+6 


-11 


-19 


+6 



•1976 statistics not available 

•During 1976 all arrests made by Takoma Park PD were shown under Montgomery County. During 1977, those arrests made by this department in the 
Prtncp leor'je's County section are being shown under Prince George's County in this report. 



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63 



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2,820 38 1.052 3,157 2,811 736 689 9,813 1,629 572 5,145 2,493 13.883 593 14.518 978 314 1.491 
2.314 48 1.073 3.285 2.624 840 788 8,785 1,159 720 5,613 2,329 12,188 364 16,254 829 262 1,742 
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BALTIMORE CITV 


1976 


68,168 


46,586 


21 ,582 


264 


9 


409 


3,315 


2,060 


4,364 


8,366 


1 .856 


5,948 


209 


292 




1977 


66,868 


46,592 


20,266 


197 


4 


448 


3.133 


2,156 


4,646 


8,619 


1 ,942 


5,776 


158 


327 




X Chancjt 


-2 


♦ .01 


-6 


-25 


-56 


+ 10 


-5 


♦ 5 


+6 


♦2 




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-24 


+12 




1976 


67,828 


46,306 


21 ,522 


264 


8 


409 


3,309 


2.054 


4,346 


6,320 


1 ,849 


5 927 


209 


7Qn 

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1977 


65.185 


45.1 15 


20,070 


197 


4 


447 


3.128 


2,145 


4,636 


8,491 


1,931 


5,758 


158 


327 




% Change 


-4 


-3 


-7 
























•Morgan State 
University PD 


1976 

1977 
% Change 


66 


47 


9 

















4 


2 


1 











Port Administration 


PD 1 976 


44 


43 







1 








2 





1 7 


3 


3 


Q 


1 




1977 


32 


30 


2 














3 


1 


4 


5 


4 










% Change 


-27 


-30 


+100 
























♦University of 

Baltimore PD 


1976 
1977 
X Change 


1 


1 






































University of Maryland 1976 
Baltimore City PD 

1977 


1 90 
141 


1 50 
104 


40 
37 










Q 




g 
3 


4 

6 


14 

3 


24 

20 


Q 

5 


18 
13 












% Change 


-26 


-31 


-8 
























•Baltimore City SO 


1976 
































1977 


1.346 


1 .207 


139 














1 






















%. Change 






























State Police 


1976 


106 


87 


1 9 

















2 


5 


4 













1977 


97 


88 


9 








1 


2 


1 


1 


2 





1 










% Change 


-8 


t| 


-53 
























ANNE ARUNOEl COUNTY 


1976 


13.544 


9, 367 


4,177 


10 


5 


53 


168 


261 


924 


1 ,778 


225 


1 ,702 


25 


59 




1977 


12.963 


8.984 


3,979 


22 


3 


57 


148 


234 


948 


1 .808 


200 


1 ,494 


34 


63 




% Change 


-4 


-4 


-5 


+ 120 


-40 


+8 


-12 


-1 


+3 


♦2 


-1 1 


-12 


+36 


+7 


Annapolis PD 


1976 


2,907 


2,066 


841 


Q 





1 } 


31 


50 


1 1 9 


302 


19 


432 


16 


11 




1977 


2,670 


1,816 


854 








8 


18 


41 


104 


355 


24 


373 


4 


12 




% Change 


-8 


-12 


+2 
























Anne Arundel County PO 1976 


9 147 


6 118 


3 029 


1 






115 


115 


770 


1 388 


1 74 


1 ,197 


9 


46 




1977 


8,454 


5,664 


2,790 


19 





45 


109 


92 


790 


1 ,359 


140 


1,031 


25 


51 




% Change 


-8 


- 7 


-8 
























••State Aviation PO 


1976 


116 


100 


1 6 





° 


3 


3 


Q 


Q 




4 


3 










1977 


45 


40 


5 














1 








5 








a 




% Change 






























•Anne Arundel County SO 1976 
































1977 


202 


195 


7 























C 













t Change 






























State Pol ice 


1976 




1 , 083 


291 





1 


1 


1 9 


96 


35 


85 


28 


70 





2 




1977 


1,592 


1 ,269 


323 


3 


3 


4 


21 


100 


54 


94 


31 


90 


5 







% Change 


+1 6 


+ 1 7 


+1 1 
























BALTIMORE COUNTY 


1976 


1 7 , 798 


1 , 1 38 


7,660 


29 


5 


1 05 


396 


298 


1,676 


4 01 1 


287 


2,143 


77 


1 51 




1977 


17,821 


10.997 


6,824 


24 


10 


135 


457 


576 


1 ,519 


3.882 


371 


1 ,637 


63 


1 38 




% Change 


+ .1 


+8 


-11 


-17 


+100 


+29 


+ 15 


+93 


-9 


-3 


+29 


-24 


-18 


-9 


Baltimore County PD 


1976 


16,818 


9.420 


7.398 


28 


5 


101 


381 


215 


1,629 


3.931 


253 


2,063 


73 


144 




1977 


16,796 


10,175 


6,621 


23 


8 


131 


448 


543 


1 ,476 


3.799 


349 


1 ,557 


63 


132 




X Change 


-.1 


♦8 


-11 
























Port Administration 


PD 1976 


11 


7 


4 














1 


1 


2 


4 








2 




1977 


8 


7 


1 




















5 
















. — '. .'--''?.'!3S__ 


-27 


_0 . . 


... -J.5 . 

























•1976 statistics not available 
••These ttatlstlcs do not include a full year's data for 1977 



142 





1 


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Stolen Prop. 


E 


: Carrying, 
ing 


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i Children 


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or Buy 


c 


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Possess 


Prostit 
Comner . 


o 


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Conduc i 


c 
k. 
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lAll oti 
> Of fens< 


a. 

3 


» — 
i- * 


3 

% 

at 


1 .089 


?2 


533 


1.648 


2,250 


703 


398 


6,049 


1 ,48 1 


394 


3,137 


1 ,944 


1 1 


05? 




8,849 


11 


i|4 


841 


866 


24 


512 


1 ,758 


2.038 


772 




5,188 


1 ,019 


4S3 


2.940 


1 ,b05 


9 


94U 


147 


10,560 


23 


246 


1,115 


-20 


♦9 


-4 


♦ 7 


-9 


tlO 


♦12 


-14 


•31 




-6 






--.VP. . 


-5.9 


♦19 


♦ 77 




♦33 


1,079 


20 


526 


1,648 


2.246 


703 


395 


5.992 


1,483 


394 


3,136 


1 ,944 


10 


.964 


357 


8,813 





314 


827 


862 


24 


507 


1 , 758 


2,033 


772 


444 


6 101 


1 01 5 


453 


2,939 


1 , 505 


g 


898 


147 


9,154 





243 


1 ,108 







1 





1 










Q 








Q 




4 


Q 


8 


Q 




Q 








1 














2 








1 







6 





7 























1 








2 


3 





1 


Q 







Q 


8 





Q 


Q 








































1 




















1 








3 





3 


10 
















82 





15 


9 




















3 





3 


2 
















36 





26 


20 


1 
















































1 ,342 








3 


10 


1 


6 





1 








45 














- 







14 


4 





14 


4 





4 














50 


1 











1 





22 


3 





4 


878 


1 


199 


516 


184 


6 


88 


1 ,202 


55 


10 


985 


207 


1 .172 


84 


1.815 


777 





155 


689 


6 


185 


480 


199 


34 


101 


1,239 


31 


8 


1 ,263 


178 


789 


83 


1 .887 


607 


2 


171 


-21 


_*igg 


-7 


-2_ _ 


♦8 


♦467 


_t.!i_ 


+ 3 


-44 


.-20... 






-13 


-1 


♦4__ 


-22_ . 




.MO 


114 


1 


31 


61 


22 





16 


202 


1 7 





177 


102 


366 


4 


440 


325 





38 


120 





41 


81 


66 





19 


234 


5 





224 


78 


287 





305 


237 





34 


691 





144 


407 


118 


5 


62 


699 


34 


10 


801 


96 


755 


76 


1 ,145 


152 





86 


500 


6 


120 


357 


77 


34 


76 


711 


23 


8 


806 


92 


459 


82 


1 ,183 


147 


2 


110 


1 





2 





13 





1 


37 








6 





12 


1 


25 








2 








1 





10 








10 


3 





2 





2 





2 


9 


















































202 











72 





22 


48 


31 


1 


9 


264 


4 





1 


9 


39 


3 


205 


300 





29 


69 





23 


42 


46 





6 


284 








231 


8 


41 


1 


195 


214 





27 


488 


8 


187 


593 


206 


22 


142 


1 ,932 


70 


22 


560 


282 


1 .225 


85 


2.412 


30 





356 


488 


16 


168 


631 


213 


26 


158 


1 ,782 


102 


137 


817 


580 


1 ,077 


71 


2,359 


36 


14 


334 





♦100 


-10 


+6 


♦3 


+ 18 


+11 


-8 


+46 


+523 


+46 


+106 


-12 


-16 


-2 


+20 




-6 


457 


8 


154 


566 


183 


22 


137 


1 ,707 


43 


22 


557 


281 


1,197 


83 


2.262 








316 


444 


10 


137 


600 


191 


26 


151 


1,662 


87 


11 


704 


577 


1 ,046 


70 


2.244 





14 


293 






































1 




















2 


1 
















































143 



Sparrows Point PO 


1976 


9 


9 

















1 





3 
















1977 


21 


21 











n 





I 











3 










X Change 


+ 133 


^...•13.3... 


0__ 
























*Towson State 
University PD 


1976 
1977 
% Change 


28 


21 


7 














2 


1 


4 


1 


3 





1 


University of Maryland 1976 
Baltimore Count/ PD 

1977 


17 

22 


8 
16 


9 
6 




















1 


4 

2 


6 

10 


1 
1 


1 















% Change 


♦ 29 


+ 100 


-33 
























♦Baltimore County 50 


1976 
































1977 


125 


125 








































% Change 






























State Pol ice 


1976 


943 


694 


249 


1 





4 


15 


81 


42 


69 


29 


79 


4 


5 




1977 


821 


632 


189 


1 


2 


4 


9 


29 


40 


64 


20 


74 





5 




% Change 


-13 


-9 


-24 
























HARFORD COUNTY 


1976 


4,691 


3.178 


1,513 


2 


2 


18 


32 


153 


400 


840 


64 


580 


2 


48 




1977 


4,558 


2,973 


1 ,585 


3 


5 


18 


43 


173 


373 


818 


76 


500 


4 


40 




% Change 


-3 


-6 


+5 


+50 


+ 150 





+ 34 


+13 


-7 


-3 


+ 19 


-14 


+ 100 


-17 


Aberdeen PD 


1976 


446 


385 


61 


1 





1 


10 


6 


23 


29 


4 


84 


1 


9 




1977 


347 


256 


91 


1 





4 


2 


34 


41 


52 


8 


38 


3 


4 




% Change 


-22 


-34 


+49 
























Bel Air PD 


1976 


412 


198 


214 








1 


1 


1 3 


15 


175 


3 


31 





3 




1977 


572 


306 


266 











2 


6 


10 


181 


2 


33 









% Change 


+ 39 


+55 


+24 
























Havre de Grace PD 


1976 


599 


353 


246 








1 


6 


21 


55 


127 


3 


63 





2 




1977 


300 


189 


111 











1 


2 


15 


28 


3 


32 





2 




% Change 


-50 


-46 


-55 
























Harford County SO 


1976 


2,397 


1 ,778 


619 


1 





3 


8 


26 


213 


374 


26 


335 


1 


29 




1977 


2,198 


1 ,608 


590 


2 





4 


19 


39 


222 


340 


12 


314 


1 


26 




It Change 


-8 


-10 


-5 
























State Pol ice 


1976 


837 


464 


373 





2 


1 2 


7 


87 


94 


135 


28 


67 





5 




1977 


T,141 


614 


527 





5 


10 


19 


92 


85 


217 


51 


83 





6 




% Change 


+36 


+32 


+41 
























HOWARD COUNTY 


1976 


3,494 


2 422 


1 072 




2 


28 


35 


55 


233 


571 


96 


281 


1 1 


26 




1977 


3.574 


2,454 


1 ,120 


5 


1 


25 


64 


270 


286 


461 


89 


127 


4 


44 




X Change 


+2 


+1 


+4 


+25 


-50 


-11 


+83 


+391 


+23 


-19 


-7 


-55 


-64 


+69 


Howard County PD 


1976 


3 .067 


2 083 


984 






23 


28 


45 


214 


531 


86 


246 


1 1 


25 




1977 


2.913 


1 ,928 


985 


2 





21 


49 


254 


267 


422 


76 


85 


4 


35 




% Change 


-5 


-7 


+ .1 
























•Howard County SO 


1976 
































1977 


88 


88 








































% Change 






























State Pol ice 


1976 


427 


339 


88 


1 


1 


5 


7 


10 


19 


40 


10 


35 





1 




1977 


573 


438 


135 


3 


1 


4 


15 


16 


19 


39 


13 


42 





9 




% Change 


+ 34 


+29 


+53 
























PARKS 


•Maryland Alcohol & 
Tobacco Tax Enforce. 


1976 
1977 


74 


74 







































% Change 

•1976 statistics not available 



144 































125 


























3] 
43 


Q 

2 


33 

27 


26 
31 


23 
21 







5 
6 


225 
120 


26 
13 



1 




110 


1 
3 


25 
24 


2 

1 


147 
95 


30 
36 






40 
40 


219 
156 
-29 


4 





81 
140 
♦73 


276 
309 
♦12 


54 

78 
♦22 


4 
8 

+ 100 


24 
4) 
♦71 


255 
238 
-7 


16 
2 

-88 


122 
109 
-11 


79 
125 
♦58 


20 
35 
♦75 


250 
193 
-23 


60 
51 
-15 


968 
856 
-12 


48 

111 
♦131 







60 
53 
-12 


4 

2 


1 



2 
2 


19 
11 


8 
13 


4 




6 



35 
10 










15 
18 


1 




96 
61 


16 

2 


60 
32 


3 







8 
9 


3 



1 




13 
13 


C 



13 
26 










29 

77 










31 
69 


9 
16 


18 
42 


1 
5 


52 
81 



5 







2 


5 

2 






3 
2 

<t 


26 
31 


12 
8 










30 
17 











4 
1 


6 
7 


80 
36 


41 
44 


89 
66 


1 







24 

3 


194 

137 


1 




S4 
99 


155 
167 


11 
18 



6 


16 
34 


60 
27 


13 
1 


121 
109 


29 
6 



4 


18 
23 


1 



701 
588 










7 



13 


1 


9 


76 


20 





2 


101 


3 


1 





4 


38 


1 


66 


44 





21 



146 


3 


52 


124 


107 


1 


37 


375 


5 


24 


384 


40 


184 


7 


474 


110 





79 


115 


2 


68 


107 


96 





41 


338 


5 


13 


468 


31 


189 


12 


592 


52 





69 


-21 


-33 


♦31 


-14 


-10 





♦ 11 


-10 





-46 


♦22 


-23 


♦3 


♦ 71 


♦25 


-53 , 





-13 


121 


3 


41 


116 


83 


1 


35 


325 


2 


21 


384 


39 


168 


7 


417 


30 





61 


97 


2 


45 


94 


72 





25 


288 


3 


8 


380 


22 


173 


9 


433 


11 





36 



4 84 



25 11 8 24 2 50 3 3 1 16 57 80 18 

18 23 13 24 16 50 2 1 88 9 16 3 75 41 33 



40 000 00 000 33 00 1 00 



l4b 



•Maryland State fire 
Marshal's Off ice 


1976 
1977 
.. Chdnni: __ 


135 


62 


73 





























77 







Maryland fark Service 


1976 


190 


96 


94 














2 





21 





7 


3 










1977 


1 .285 


1,051 


234 




















I 





1 












^ Change 


♦ 576 


+995 


+ 149 




























Maryland 'oil 
Facil ities 


1976 
1977 


378 
299 
-21 


377 
290 
-23 


1 

9 

+800 


















6 

1 




c 


1 





1 


2 
2 












Natural Resources 


1976 
















































1977 


4,810 


4,742 


68 














1 





11 


















% Change 
































U.S. Park Service 


1976 


1 ,295 


809 


486 











1 


49 


2 


10 


23 















1977 


1 ,498 


1,123 


375 








6 





52 





5 


37 





2 









% Change 


+ 16 


+39 


-23 



























•1976 statistics not available 



146 



I p I 

J I n I 



Il 



fl 1 



II 

Is 

If 



is 



I I'. 



1 19 

2 




4S 








46 
90 



12 
403 



U 
6S1 













269 
251 















4,798 



23 49 60 12 235 270 168 

16 24 49 35 191 1 278 290 



129 
295 



176 
159 



147 



J 



LAW 
ENFORCEMENT 
EMPLOYEE DATA 



I 
I 



LAW ENFORCEMENT 



OFFICERS KILLED 

Four law enforcement officers were killed in Maryland during 
1977 while in the line of duty. Two officers were feloniously killed 
and two were accidentally killed. The following summaries are based 
on information provided by the respective agencies and by the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation who conducts in-depth investigations into 
these tragic incidents in which law enforcement officers have made 
the supreme sacrifice in the performance of their duties. 



JANUARY 11, 1977 

A Charles County Deputy Sheriff died as a result of a fatal 
traffic accident. The Deputy, a white male, 28 years of age, while 
on routine patrol, was stopped at an intersection due to a traffic 
signal. A tractor trailer, which was approaching the light from the 
intersecting road, attempted to stop and in so doing jackknifed, 
overturned on the police cruiser and killed the officer. 



FEBRUARY 3, 1977 

An Anne Arundel County Police Department J'atrol man died as 
a result of a fatal traffic accident. The officer, a white male, 
30 years old, was responding to a call for assistance on a suspicious 
person when he approached a stalled automobile. The officer swerved 
his patrol car to avoid hitting the vehicle and overturned the police 
car, dying as a result of the impact. 



JULY 6, 1977 

On responding to a reported domestic disturbance, a 26 year 
old Baltimore County Police Department Patrolman was shot and killed. 
The victim and an assisting officer were dispatched to the scene 
where the subject's father indicated that his son was barricaded in- 
side the family residence. Upon discovering the suspect was armed, 
the officers radioed for assistance. After additional officers had 
arrived, the victim, who had taken cover behind his patrol vehicle, 
peered over the hood and was shot in the head with a .30 caliber 
rifle. Moments later, a second officer received a gunshot wound in 
the back while patrol ing the rear of the house. In the ensuing ex- 
change of gunfire with members of the Baltimore County Police Special 
Weapons and Tactics team, the 19 year old male subject was fatally 
wounded. The victim officer had almost three years of law enforce- 
ment experience. 



151 



DECEMBER 12, 1977 



A 27 year old Trooper with the Maryland State Police died 
as a result of gunshot wounds received after stopping a vehicle for 
a traffic violation. After passing several cars on the entrance 
ramp to a highway, the speeding automobile cut in front of the 
trooper's vehicle which was traveling in the right lane of the high- 
way. The officer stopped the suspect vehicle, radioed the dispatcher 
for information on the 40 year old driver, and requested a backup 
unit due to the suspicious behavior of the male suspect. The next 
message transmitted to the dispatcher was from a motorist who advised 
the trooper was seriously wounded. Allegedly, the subject shot the 
victim five times with a .45 caliber handgun, and fled the scene. 
However, the trooper was able to return gunfire, wounding the subject 
who was apprehended the next day. Less than a week later, the officer, 
with over one year of law enforcement service, succumbed to his wounds. 



152 



LAW ENFORCEMENT 
OFFICERS ASSAULTED 



The following information is based on a detailed monthly 
collection of data in the Uniform Crime Reporting System regarding 
the problem of assaults on local, county and state law enforcement 
officers. The large number of reported assaults on sworn officers 
is in part due to a prevalent attitude of disrespect for law enforce- 
ment in certain elements of our society. 

A total of 3,335 law enforcement officers in Maryland were 
victims of assault in the line of duty during 1977, as compared to 
3,284 assaults during 1976, resulting in a 1.6 percent increase. 

The rate of assaults on law enforcement officers for the 
state was 31 assaults for every 100 sworn officers, the same rate 
as in 1976. 

Physical force was used in 82.9 percent of all assaults 
on pol ice officers. 

The greatest number of assaults (1,284) or 38.5 percent 
occurred while officers were responding to disturbance calls (family 
disputes, man with a gun, etc.). 34 percent of assaults on police 
officers occurred between 10:00 P.M. and 2:00 A.M. 

A total of 3,272 assaults on law enforcement officers 
were cleared during 1977, amounting to a 98 percent clearance rate, 
the same as in 1976. 



153 



POLICE ASSAULTED 

PERCENT DISTRIBLrriON BY TYPE OF WEAPON 




POLICE ASSAULTED 



PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE ACTIVITY 1977 



RESPONDING TO DISTURBANCE CALLS 




38.5 25.6 13.3 9.7 6.9 3.3 1.0 .9 .5 .3 .1% 



155 



POUCE ASSAULTED 



PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF INJURIES VS. NON-INJURIES 




POUCE ASSAULTED 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TIME OF DAY 




157 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OfFlCERS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 
Assaul ted 




TYPE OF 


WEAPON 




With Personal 
Injury 


Pol ice Assaults 
Cleared 




h rearm 




"Other" 

Weapons 


(Jhyslcal" 
Force 


ot M nu I 


1 iy/ 


; 


1 


1 




/ / 


97 


CAROLINE COUNTY 


1 











) 


1 


1 


Federal sbvirg PD 


1 











1 





1 


Ridgely PD 


1 











1 


1 


1 


Carol ine County 50 


1 
















1 


CECIL COUNTY 


9 











9 


2 


9 


Chesapeake City PD 


1 








c 


1 





1 


Elkton PD 


1 














1 


North East PO 


2 











2 





2 


State Pol ice 


5 











5 


2 


S 


DORCHESTER COUNTY 


7 








1 


6 


1 


6 


Cambridge PD 


6 











6 


1 


5 


Dorchester County SO 


1 








1 








1 


KENT COUNTY 


2 





1 







1 


1 


Kent County SO 


2 





1 







1 


1 


QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


3 








1 




i 


3 


Centreville PD 


1 













1 


1 


State Pol ice 


2 








1 







2 


SOMERSET COUNTY 























TALBOT COUNTY 


21 


3 





3 


15 


4 


21 


Easton PD 


3 











3 


2 


3 


St. Michael's PO 


1 











1 





1 


Talbot County SO 


5 








1 


4 





5 


State Police 


12 


3 





2 


7 


2 


12 


WICOMICO COUNTY 


18 


1 





3 


14 


11 


18 


Fruitland PD 


] 


1 














1 


Salisbury PD 


4 











4 


4 


4 


State Police 


13 








3 


10 


7 


13 


WORCESTER COUNTY 


39 


3 





7 


29 


6 


36 


Berlin PD 


3 











3 





3 


Ocean City PD 


26 


2 





5 


19 


6 


23 


Ocean Pines PD 


3 











3 





3 


Snow Hill PD 


1 











1 





1 


Morcester County SO 


2 











2 





2 


State Police 


4 


1 





2 


1 





4 


REGION II 


19 








4 


15 


3 


18 


CALVERT COUNTY 


5 








1 


4 


1 


4 


Chesapeake Beach PD 


1 











1 





1 


North Beach PD 


4 








1 


3 


1 


3 



158 



LAW rNIOHCfMINl UFIlCtKS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 




TYPE 


OF WEAPON 




With Personal 

Injury 


Police Assaults 
Cleared 




Assaul ted 


Firearm 


Knife 


Other 
Weapons 


Physical 
Force 


CHARLES COUNTY 


13 








3 


10 


2 


13 


Charles County SO 


3 








1 


2 


1 


3 


State Pol ice 


10 








2 




8 

~ 


1 




10 




ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


I 











1 





1 


St. Mary's County SO 


1 











1 





1 


REGION III 


157 


5 


2 


12 


138 


37 


156 


ALLEGANY COUNTY 


30 





1 


1 


28 


9 


29 


Cumberland PD 


2 





1 


1 





1 


2 


Frostburg PD 


2 











2 





2 


Westernport PO 


7 











7 


3 


6 


Frostburg State College PD 


1 











1 


1 


] 


Al legany County SO 


8 











8 


4 


8 


State Pol ice 


10 











10 





10 


CARROLL COUNTY 


23 





1 


1 




21 

— 


3 


23 




Sykesville PD 


1 


— . — 












1 







' 


Tancytown PO 


2 











? 


1 




Westminster PD 


7 











7 





7 


Carroll Couilly SO 


1 











1 


1 


1 


State Pol ice 


12 





1 


1 


10 


1 


12 


FREDERICK COUNTY 


55 


2 





8 


45 


14 


55 


Brunswick PD 


1 











1 







Frederick PD 


39 


1 





5 


33 


11 


39 


Frederick County SO 


2 











2 







State Pol ice 


13 


1 





3 


9 


3 


13 


GARRETT COUNTY 


5 











5 


1 


5 


Oakland PD 


3 











3 


1 




Garrett County SO 


1 











1 


Q 




State Police 


1 











1 







WASHINGTON COUNTY 


44 


3 





2 


39 


;o 


44 




] 


Q 


Q 


] 










Hagerstown PD 


29 


2 





1 


26 


8 




Hancock PO 


3 











3 







Williamsport PD 


1 











1 







Washington County SO 


8 


1 








7 







State Police 


2 











2 


2 




REGION IV 


633 


22 


17 


61 


533 


140 


616 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


223 


8 


6 


22 


187 


70 


215 


Md. National Capital Park Police 


4 








2 


2 


2 




Montgomery County PO 


191 


8 


6 


15 


162 


62 


1B3 


Rockvllle PD 


1 











1 


1 





LAW ENFORCEMENT OrFICERS ASSAULTED 





Tiital Ot titers, 


. F Irearii^ 


TYPI 
Kit 1 f 1' 


111 WfAP'JN 
Other 


Physical 
f itn h 


With Personal 
Ifijijr/ 


Pol Ice Assaults 
Clea red 




I'y 





'J 


i 


16 


4 


19 


Mon t()Of lory County SO 


3 











3 


1 


3 


StfJ tp Po 1 i CP 


S 








2 


3 


11 


5 


PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY 


iJlO 


14 


11 


39 


346 


70 


401 


Bl3d€n$bur9 PD 


5 








1 


4 


3 


5 


r ^r\i f n 1 Mo i nht c PD 


1 











1 





1 


V, ncver 1 y r u 


7 











7 





5 




1 











I 





1 


District Heights PO 


2 











2 





2 


PHmnnctnn Pn 


1 











1 





1 


Forest Heights PO 


1 











1 





1 


G1 en Arden PD 


1 





1 








1 


1 


Greenbelt PD 


15 








3 


12 


3 


15 


Landover Hills PO 


2 











2 


1 


2 


Laurel PD 


16 


3 








13 


3 


15 


Morningside PD 


2 





1 





1 


1 


2 


Mt. Rainier PD 


1 











1 





1 


Prince George's County PD 


309 


9 


7 


29 


264 


50 


305 


Riverdaie PO 


3 








1 


2 





3 


TaVoma Park PD 


4 











4 





4 


Univ. of Md. College Park PD 


5 











5 


1 




Hd. National Capital Park Police 


2 











2 


1 


Z 


Bowie State Col lege PD 


1 


1 

















Prince George's County SO 


5 





1 





4 


1 


5 


State Police 


26 


1 


I 


5 


19 


5 


25 


REGION V 


2.41 7 


113 


96 


214 


1 .994 


594 


2,378 


BALTIMORE CITY 


1 ,621 


75 


70 


143 


1 .333 


337 


1 ,606 


Baltifnore City PD 


] 5g] 


72 


70 


141 


1 ,298 


330 


1 ,567 


Univ. of Md. Balto. City PD 


12 


3 








9 


4 


11 


Maryland Port Administration PD 


3 











3 


2 


3 


Baltimore City SO 


25 








2 


23 


1 


25 


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


U2 


14 


5 


13 


80 


34 


108 


Annapolis PD 


49 




Q 


4 


41 


5 


47 


Anno AviinHol rnimtu Pn 
ruMic m UllUC ■ ViUUnLy rU 


38 








1 9 


1 9 


36 


State Police 


25 


2 


1 


2 


20 


9 


25 


BALTIMORE COUNTY 


539 


22 


19 


48 


450 


198 


525 


Baltimore County PO 


521 


22 


19 


45 


435 


186 


509 


Sparrows Point PO 


2 








1 


1 





1 


Univ. of Hd. Balto. County PD 


Z 








1 


1 


2 


1 


Towson State University PO 


5 








1 


4 


5 


5 


State Pol ice 


9 











9 


5 


9 


HARFORD COUNTY 


53 








5 


48 


11 


51 


Aberdeen PD 


18 








3 


15 


2 


16 



160 



LAW ENFORCEM[Nr OFFICERS ASSAULTED 



Bel Air PD 
St.,)le Pol ice 



Total Officers 
Assaulted 



15 
20 



TYPE or WEAPON 



Firearm Knife 



Other 
Weapons 



Physical 
Force 



With Personal 
Injury 



Police Assaults 
Cleared 



15 

•/a 



unWAM) fOIINTY 



Howrird County PU 
Howard County SO 
Strttf Pol ice 



PARKS 



Natural Resources 
Maryland Parle Service 
Maryland Toll Facilities 




161 



LAW ENFORCEMEIsrr 
EMPLOYEE DATA 



POLICE EMPLOYEE DATA 

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program in Maryland incor- 
porates the collection of pertinent data relating to the police 
of the State. Information regarding police employee strength is 
discussed in this section. 

This information is submitted by county, municipal, and 
state law enforcement agencies and compiled on an annual basis. 
Specific information concerning the number of law enforcement 
employees reflects the status as of October 31, 1977. 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE RATES 

In 1977, the average number of full-time law enforcement 
employees (county, municipal and state) including civilian employees 
amounted to 3.3 for each 1,000 inhabitants of the State. The rate 
based on sworn personnel only (excluding civilians), amounted to 
2.7 per 1,000 population. In 1976, the average number of full-time 
law enforcement employees amounted to 3.1 for each ,000 inhabitants 
and 2.6 sworn personnel per 1,000 inhabitants of the State. This 
is a 6 percent increase in the average number of law enforcement 
employees and a 4 percent increase in the average number of sworn 
personnel . 

These increases are, in part, due to the addition of 
new agencies to the UCR Program. 

The ratio of law enforcement employees per 1,000 popula- 
tion in any given area or municipality is influenced by a number of 
factors, much the same as the crime rate. The determination of law 
enforcement strength for a given county or municipality is based on 
factors such as population density, size and character of the commu- 
nity, geographic location, proximity to metropolitan areas, and othe 
conditions which exist in the area generating the need for law en- 
forcement services. Employee rates also differ among agencies since 
in particular, there is a wide variation in the responsibilities and 
level of activity within various law enforcement agencies. The in- 
formation in this section relates to reported police employee Strang- 
and should not be interpreted as recommended strength for any area. 



CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES 

The personnel of each law enforcement agency differ as to 
the demands and responsibilities placed before them. Many police 
officers are fully occupied with clerical tasks and are not free to 



163 



perform active police duties. Some police administrators use civi- 
lians in this capacity, thus freeing the sworn personnel for actual 
police related services. 

As of October 31, 1977, 2,449 or 18 percent of the total 
number of police employees in Maryland were civilians, as compared 
to 2,420 or 19 percent in 1976. 

MUNICIPALITIES 

As of October 31, 1977, municipal police departments re- 
ported a total of 5,197 employees. This represents a rate of 3.9 
police employees per 1,000 population and a rate of 3.3 sworn per- 
sonnel per 1,000 population, as compared to 3.7 police employees 
per 1,000 population in 1976, and 3.2 sworn personnel rate per 
1,000 population. There were 4,418 sworn officers and 779 civi- 
lian employees in 1977, as compared to 4,363 sworn officers and 
714 civilians in 1976. The sworn personnel represents 85 percent 
of the total employees, and the civilians 15 percent, while in 
1976 sworn personnel represented 86 percent of the total and civi- 
lians represented 14 percent. 



COUNTIES 

This category includes data from County Police Depart- 
ments, Sheriff's Departments, and State Police. Combined, they 
reported as of October 31, 1977, a total of 7,730 police employees. 
This amounts to a ratio of 2.8 police employees per 1,000 popula- 
tion and a ratio of 2.2 sworn personnel per 1,000 population, as 
compared to 2.4 police employees per 1,000 population and 1.9 
sworn personnel per 1,000 population for 1976. There were 6,193 
sworn personnel and 1,537 civilian personnel. The sworn personnel 
represent 80 percent of the total, and the civilians 20 percent, 
as compared to 77 percent sworn and 23 percent civilian in 1976. 

Any attempt to break down the categories above (County 
Police Departments, Sheriff's Departments and State Police) on a 
statewide basis would be misleading, as they have overlapping and 
concurrent jurisdiction in many areas. Therefore, these categories 
have been combined in order to represent the best possible ratios 
of police employees to the current population. 



164 



LAW ENFORCEMEIsrr 
EMPLOYEE RATES 



REGION I 



Carol ine County 
Cecil County 
Dorchester County 
Kent County 
Queen Anne's County 
Somerset County 
Talbot County 
Wicomico County 
Worcester County 



NUMBER 

828 

40 
224 
69 
27 
49 
55 
60 
158 
146 



RATE 

3.0 

1.7 
4.1 

2.3 
1.7 
2.5 
2.8 
2.3 
2.6 
5.4 



REGION II 



Calvert County 
Charles County 
St. Mary's County 



276 

62 
135 
79 



1.9 

2.2 
2.1 
1.5 



REGION III 



Allegany County 
Carroll County 
Frederick County 
Garrett County 
Washington County 



798 

206 
133 
201 
39 
219 



2.0 

2.5 
1.5 
2.0 
1.6 
2.0 



REGION IV 



Montgomery County 
Pr. George's County 



3,070 

1,195 
1,875 



2.5 

2.1 
2.8 



REGION V 



Baltimore City 
Anne Arundel County 
Baltimore County 
Harford County 
Howard County 



8,082 

4,263 
832 

2,399 
297 
291 



3.9 

5.2 
2,4 
3.7 
2.1 
2.8 



PARKS 

STATE TOTAL 



735 



13,789 



3.3 



165 



LAW ENFORCEMENT 
EMPLOYEE DATA 

TOTAL % SWORN % CIVILIAN % MALE % FEMALE 



REGION I 


828 


86% 


14% 


89% 


11% 


CAROLINE COUNTY 


40 


88% 


12% 


95% 


5% 


Denton 


6 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


rtrQcr a 1 bUUr y 


i; 


1 \J\J 10 




1 UU 10 


U lo 


Hnl He Knv*r\ 
UU 1 Uo UU 1 \j 


1 

1 


1 nn% 

\\J\J 10 


U fo 


1 UU /o 


U lo 


1 cci 1 o UU 1 U 



c 


1 UVJ 10 


yj to 


1 nn"/ 

1 UU /o 


u/o 


r r c o LUi 1 





1 nn% 

\\J\J 10 




1 10 


u/o 


R 1 Hnpl v 


2 


1 00% 

\ \J\J 10 


n% 

\j to 


1 nn% 


n% 

U 10 


Shpri f f ' <; Dpnt 


1 1 


64% 


?fi% 

0\J 10 


Ql 1 

5 1 lo 


Q^ 

^ /o 


oLuuc rui ICC 


1 1 


Ql % 

7 1 10 


Q% 

^ /o 


Ql % 

3 1 lo 


Q°/ 

V lo 


CECIL COUNTY 


224 


84% 


16% 


92% 


8% 


Charlestown 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


rhp<;anpakp Pif v 



c 


1 UU /o 


U/o 


1 nn"/ 

1 uu/o 


u/o 


Fl ktnn 


1 -J 


OU/o 


C\j lo 


QOO/ 

y .3/0 


l°l 
1 lo 


liU 1 L 1 1 Uu o U 


A 
H 


1 Uu/o 


\Jlo 


\ uu/o 


u^ 


Port Deposit 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


r\ 1 o Illy oUiI 


D 


OOlo 


1 / lo 


D//0 




Sheriff's Dept. 


23 


87% 


13% 


87% 


13% 


State Police 


169 


83% 


17% 


92% 


8% 


DORfHFSTFR milNTY 

UVJrWjnco 1 L.r\ UUUII 1 I 




y 1 /o 




y 1 




Cambridge 


38 


84% 


16% 


89% 


11% 


1-1 1 1 K*! n ^ 
nu 1 1 UL In 


6 




U% 


\ UOa 


0% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


17 


100% 


0% 


88% 


12% 


State Police 


11 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


KENT rnilNTY 


c. 1 


yo/o 


/I 0/ 






Chestertown 


9 


89% 


11% 


100% 


0% 


Rock Hall 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


8 


100% 


0% 


88% 


12% 


State Police 


8 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


49 


88% 


12% 


88% 


12% 


Centrevil le 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


9 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


State Police 


35 


83% 


17% 


83% 


17% 



166 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



TOTAL % SWORN % CIVILIAN % MALE % FEMALE 



SOMERSET COUNTY 


55 


93% 


7% 


91% 


9% 


Crisfield 


9 


67% 


33% 


67% 


33% 


Princess Anne 


6 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


UMES 


9 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


14 


93% 


7% 


86% 


14% 


State Police 


17 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 



TALBOT COUNTY 


60 


93% 


7% 


88% 


12% 


Easton 


24 


83% 


17% 


79% 


21% 


Oxford 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


St. Michael ' s 


4 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Trappe 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


14 


100% 


0% 


86% 


14% 


State Pol ice 


15 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 



WICOMICO COUNTY 


158 


78% 


22% 


85% 


15% 


Del mar 


6 


83% 


17% ^ 


83% 


17% 


Fruitl and 


3 


67% 


33% 


67% 


33% 


Sal isbury 


52 


85% 


15% 


85% 


15% 


Sal isbury State 


College 17 


76% 


24% 


71% 


29% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


19 


68% 


32% 


74% 


26% 


State Police 


61 


77% 


23% 


93% 


7% 



WORCESTER COUNTY 146 

Berlin 8 

Ocean City 50 

Ocean Pines 11 

Pocomoke City 15 

Snow Hill 7 

Sheriff's Dept. 26 

State Police 29 

REGION II 276 



86% 


14% 


88% 


12% 


75% 


25% 


88% 


12% 


94% 


6% 


92% 


8% 


91% 


9% 


91% 


9% 


80% 


20% 


87% 


13% 


86% 


14% 


100% 


0% 


96% 


4% 


88% 


12% 


69% 


31% 


76% 


24% 


88% 


12% 


91% 


9% 



CALVERT COUNTY 


62 


98% 


2% 


97% 


3% 


Chesapeake Beach 


6 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


North Beach 


6 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


17 


94% 


6% 


• 94% 


6% 


State Police 


33 


100% 


0% 


97% 


3% 



167 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 





TOTAL 


% SWORN 


% CIVILIAN 


% MALE 


% FEMALE 


CHARLES COUNTY 


135 


81% 


19% 


89% 


11% 


La Plata 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


80 


86% 


14% 


88% 


12% 


State Pol ice 


54 


72% 


28% 


91% 


9% 


ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


79 


91% 


9% 


89% 


11% 


Leonardtown 


3 


67% 


33% 


67% 


33% 


St. Mary's College 


11 


100% 


0% 


91% 


9% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


33 


85% 


15% 


82% 


18% 


jta te ro 1 1 ce 




J 1 10 




V 1 10 


'\°L 

J 10 


EGION III 


798 


85% 


15% 


91% 


9% 


ALLEGANY COUNTY 


206 


85% 


15% 


93% 


7% 


Cumberland 


82 


84% 


16% 


94% 


6% 


Frostburg 


15 


93% 


7% 


93% 


7% 


Frostburg St. College 


18 


100% 


0% 


94% 


6% 


Lonaconing 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Luke 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


uiQ c "t* Q v^n r\r\ v*+* 

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c 
D 


1 UU/b 


U/o 


1 nn°/ 

1 UU/o 


u/o 


Sheriff's Dept. 


27 


89% 


11% 


89% 


11% 


State's Att. Office 


7 


29% 


71% 


71% 


29% 


State Police 


46 


80% 


20% 


93% 


7% 


CARROLL COUNTY 


133 


89% 


11% 


92% 


8% 


Hampstead 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Manchester 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Sykesville 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Taneytown 


4 


75% 


25% 


75% 


25% 


Union Bridge 


1 


1 A AO/ 

1 00% 


AO/ 

0% 


1 A A 0/ 

1 00% 


AO/ 

0% 


Westminster 


17 


88% 


12% 


88% 


12% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


22 


100% 


0% 


95% 


5% 


State Pol ice 


82 


87% 


13% 


93% 


7% 


FREDERICK COUNTY 


201 


86% 


14% 


91% 


9% 


Brunswick 


10 


90% 


10% 


90% 


10% 


Emmitsburg 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Frederick 


84 


87% 


13% 


88% 


12% 


Thurmont 


2 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


22 


95% 


5% 


82% 


18% 


State Police 


80 


80% 


20% 


96% 


4% 



168 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 





TOTAL 


% SWORN 


% CIVILIAN 


% MALE 


% FEMALE 


GARRETT COUNTY 


39 


85% 


15% 


95% 


5% 


Oakland 


7 


86% 


14% 


86% 


14% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


16 


69% 


31% 


94% 


6% 


State Pol ice 


16 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


WASHINGTON COUNTY 


219 


81% 


19% 


86% 


14% 


Boons bo ro 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Hagerstown 


102 


80% 


20% 


88% 


12% 


Hancock 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Wil 1 iamsport 


6 


83% 


17% 


83% 


17% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


49 


78% 


22% 


71% 


29% 


State Pol ice 


58 


84% 


16% 


95% 


5% 


REGION IV 


3,070 


80% 


20% 


83% 


17% 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


1 ,195 


82% 


18% 


84% 


16% 


Gai thersburg 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Md. Nat. Cap. Park 


61 


85% 


15% 


87% 


13% 


Montgomery County 


936 


82% 


18% 


85% 


15% 


Rockvil le 


40 


65% 


35% 


75% 


25% 


Takoma Park 


38 


82% 


18% 


76% 


24% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


69 


91% 


9% 


81% 


19% 


State Police 


46 


80% 


20% 


83% 


17% 


PR. GEORGE'S COUNTY 


1 .875 


78% 


22% 


82% 


18% 


Berwyn Heights 


1 


1 00% 

1 \J\J lO 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Bladensburg 


21 


71 % 

/I/O 


29% 


76% 


24% 


Bowie State College 


19 


63% 

\J sj lO 


37% 


79% 


21% 


Capitol Heights 


2 


100% 

\ \J\J 10 


0% 

\j to 


100% 


0% 


Cheverly 


7 


1 nn% 

\ \J\J 10 


0% 


1 00% 

1 \J\J fO 


0% 

\j to 


Colmar Manor- 


4 


75% 


25% 


75% 


25% 


Cottage City 












District Heights 


7 


86% 


14% 


86% 


14% 


Edmonston 


1 


0% 


100% 


0% 


100% 


Fairmount Heights 


3 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Forest Heights 


6 


83% 


17% 


100% 


0% 


Glen Arden 


3 


100% 


0% 


67% 


33% 


Greenbel t 


26 


11% 


23% 


11% 


23% 


Hyattsville 


25 


80% 


20% 


76% 


24% 



169 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



TOTAL % SWORN % CIVILIAN % MALE % FEMALE 



PR. GEORGE'S COUNTY 
(Cont'd) 



Landover Hills 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Laurel 


29 


72% 


28% 


79% 


21% 


Md. Nat. Cap. Park 


61 


85% 


15% 


80% 


20% 


Morningside 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Mt. Rainier 


17 


71% 


29% 


88% 


12% 


Pr Georae's Countv 


1 ,148 


76% 


24% 


82% 


18% 


Riverdale 


11 


55% 


45% 


73% 


27% 


Univ. of Md. - CP 


79 


81% 


19% 


86% 


14% 


University Park 


5 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Upper Marlboro 


1 


100% 


0% 


100% 


0% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


251 


85% 


15% 


81% 


19% 


State Police 


146 


87% 


13% 


88% 


12% 


:gion V 


8,082 


82% 


18% 


87% 


13% 


BALTIMORE CITY 


4,263 


86% 


14% 


89% 


11% 


Baltimore City 


4,011 


85% 


15% 


89% 


11% 


Md. Port Admin. 


76 


97% 


3% 


88% 


12% 


Morgan State Univ. 


26 


96% 


4% 


85% 


15% 


Univ. of Baltimore 


11 


91% 


9% 


91% 


9% 


UMAB 


68 


94% 


6% 


96% 


4% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


71 


100% 


0% 


97% 


3% 


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


832 


78% 


22% 


87% 


13% 


Annapol is 


106 


88% 


12% 


86% 


14% 


Anne Arundel County 


543 


73% 


27% 


86% 


14% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


26 


100% 


0% 


92% 


8% 


State Police 


157 


86% 


14% 


87% 


13% 



BALTIMORE COUNTY 


2,399 


78% 


22% 


82% 


18% 


Baltimore County 


1 ,413 


85% 


15% 


89% 


11% 


Sparrows Point 


177 


94% 


6% 


93% 


7% 


Towson State Univ. 


35 


89% 


11% 


71% 


29% 


UMBO 


17 


88% 


12% 


82% 


18% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


32 


91% 


9% 


84% 


16% 


State Police 


725 


58% 


42% 


69% 


31% 



170 



LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



TOTAL % SWORN % CIVILIAN % MALE % FEMALE 



HARFORD COUNTY 


297 


90% 


10% 


86% 


14% 


Aberdeen 


28 


86% 


14% 


93% 


7% 


Bel Air 


25 


80% 


20% 


80% 


20% 


Havre de Grace 


26 


77% 


23% 


73% 


27% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


129 


100% 


0% 


84% 


16% 


State Pol ice 


89 


84% 


16% 


91% 


9% 


HOWARD COUNTY 


291 


72% 


28% 


83% 


17% 


Howard County 


184 


76% 


24% 


82% 


18% 


Sheriff's Dept. 


14 


86% 


14% 


79% 


21% 


State Pol ice 


93 


63% 


37% 


86% 


14% 


PARKS & TOLLS 


735 


82% 


18% 


93% 


7% 


Md. Park Service 


253 


69% 


31% 


93% 


7% 


Md. Toll Facilities 


225 


95% 


5% 


93% 


7% 


Natural Resources 


223 


86% 


14% 


96% 


4% 


State Fire Marshall 


34 


79% 


21% 


79% 


21% 


.RYLAND TOTALS 


13,789 


82% 


18% 


87% 


13% 



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